the Olympic Games


: a series of international athletic contests held in a different country once every four years

Examples of the Olympic Games in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From Sunday football to the Olympic Games, collectively watching and sharing these stories knits us together. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2024 There will be no French fries for the 15,000 athletes at the Olympic Games that open in France in July. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 29 May 2024 The Eiffel Tower will remain open during the Olympic Games, but will close for the opening ceremony on July 26. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2024 Obviously, the Olympic Games in Tokyo was very different to the upcoming Games in Paris with no spectators, a lot of testing and rules with COVID. Scott M. Reid, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 The flame will be carried on a 79-day journey across France and its territories, culminating in Paris with the start of the Olympic Games on July 26. Catherine Porter Dmitry Kostyukov, New York Times, 16 May 2024 With a total seating capacity of 40,000 per show, the music event is a small fraction of the size of the Olympic Games. Jenny Che, Fortune Europe, 8 May 2024 Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg has his hand in everything right now, from cocktails to cooking shows, an international tour, movie roles, coaching spots on NBC’s The Voice and a spot on the sidelines for the world’s greatest multi-sport event, the Olympic Games. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 14 May 2024 That set is already open, and will be in use all summer to ease congestion during the Olympic Games. Ben Croll, Variety, 8 May 2024

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“The Olympic Games.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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