5 times the Olympics was disrupted
By Guardian Exclusive
26 March 2020 | 1:55 pm
The first Olympics games held in the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens in 1896. It went around the continents and did not return to Greece until the 2004 Summer Olympics, 108 years later. But the years it went round did not go without incidents. Here are a few times the Olympics has witnessed disruptions or postponement.
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