The modern Olympic Games are the world's main international, multi-discipline sports events, in which thousands of athletes from more than 200 nations participate in a variety of competitions.
The Olympic Games are held every four years. The Summer and Winter Games take place two years apart: The 2014 Winter Games took place in Sochi, Russia. The next Summer Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2016. This page collates recent DW content concerning the Olympics.
France's President Emmanuel Macron says Notre Dame Cathedral, gutted by fire,will be rebuilt in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics. He can count on master craftsmen called 'companions', whose apprenticeships in carpentry or roof-tiling, for example, stretch back to the men who built Europe's Cathedrals in the Middle Ages. John Laurenson reports from Champs-sur-Marne on keeping the old skills alive.