the Olympics


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Hadid is an expert equestrian rider, having done it for years and even aimed for the Olympics before giving up the sport in 2016 due to her symptoms with Lyme disease, per Bazaar. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2023 The city has been considered as a host for the Olympics several times. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 23 Mar. 2023 Polls during the past six years by the Los Angeles Times/Survey Monkey, Loyola Marymount University and the International Olympic Committee found between 76% and 83% approval for hosting the Olympics. David Wharton, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2023 With the coronation of King Charles in London in May, and the Olympics in Paris next year, Steves wants travelers to understand that some crowds are going to be inevitable. Kelsey Fowler, Travel + Leisure, 17 Mar. 2023 Her mom, Princess Anne, presented her with the medal, in a sweet mother-daughter moment: Princess Anne was the first British royal to compete in the Olympics. Liz Cantrell, Town & Country, 15 Mar. 2023 He's represented Mexico in the Olympics and in 2021 appeared in three games for the Baltimore Orioles. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 14 Mar. 2023 Tim McCormick was born just five months before the Olympics in Australia. Beth Harris,, 12 Mar. 2023 Ticket buyers had to enter the draw to access the first two rounds of sales, marking a first for the Olympics. Anna Rabemanantsoa, ABC News, 7 Mar. 2023 See More

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“The Olympics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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