Here is the question :
WHICH COUNTRY HOSTED THE FIRST MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES?
Here is the option for the question :
- United States
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC003568] Given that the Olympic Games were originally modeled after competitions that took place in Ancient Greece, it is only appropriate that the first modern Olympic Games be staged in Greece. The Summer Olympics of 1896 are considered to be the first modern Olympics. A total of nine different sports were competed for by athletes from fourteen different countries. Winners of those early competitions were awarded silver medals rather than gold ones, and they also received an olive branch as a nod to the ancient Olympic games. The Olympic Games did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years after they had last been held there. This was despite the fact that some petitions requested that Greece host all future Olympic Games.