the Olympics


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

Examples of the Olympics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2016, Rhimes revealed that Beckett was a huge fan of women’s gymnastics after Gabby Douglas helped the United States bring home a gold medal at the Olympics. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 16 May 2024 Sheridan nevertheless returned to play in the Olympics. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 And flag football was recently added to the Olympics for 2028. Brent Lang, Variety, 15 May 2024 In 1956, the Olympics were, among other things, an East-versus-West faceoff. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2024 Likened to the Olympics of pop music, the annual international songwriting competition is celebrated for its glitzy and fun-filled performances. Chantelle Lee, TIME, 12 May 2024 Steffens said Friday from Paris, where the team is on a training trip ahead of the Olympics. Jay Cohen, Fortune, 10 May 2024 When the Olympics kick off in Paris on July 26, the opening ceremony will take place along the Seine. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 May 2024 Juana Summers will be in Paris covering the Olympics for NPR. Erika Ryan, NPR, 3 May 2024

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“The Olympics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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