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Olympic Games: Major international multi-sport event
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are the leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating. The Olympic Games are normally held every four years, alternating between the Summer and Winter Olympics every two years in the four-year period.

Ukrainian swimmer, 15, hoping war won't sink her Olympic dream [Video]

Ukrainian swimmer, 15, hoping war won't sink her Olympic dream

Karolina fled to France after Russia's invasion. But she hopes to return to Ukraine one day and resume swimming at a high level.

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Qatar opens huge sports museum for World Cup year [Video]

Qatar opens huge sports museum for World Cup year

Qatar now has its own Olympic and Sports Museum, showcasing the evolution and history of sport and the Olympic movement.

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