Eighty years later, when the 2004 Summer Olympics returned to Athens for the first time in more than a century, nearly 11,000 athletes from a record 201 countries competed.
So I feel like I had the great experience four years ago, and I've gained a lot of international experience since then, and I feel a lot more comfortable on deck and being in this kind of environment than I did four years ago."Four years ago I had a lot of family come, about 30 family members come, and I have about 50, 55 coming this time.
Legend has it that Heracles (the Roman Hercules), son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene, founded the Games, which by the end of the 6th century B.
C had become the most famous of all Greek sporting festivals.
The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, were revived in the late 19th century and have become the world’s preeminent sporting competition. Since 1994, the Summer and Winter Olympic Games have been held separately and have alternated every two years.
The first modern Olympics took place in 1896 in Athens, and featured 280 participants from 13 nations, competing in 43 events.
She is improving so much, and I think she is just trying to push that barrier, and I think it's pretty exciting to watch her do that.“Her stroke is phenomenal, how she transitions, and now the walls are great, her kick is great.