Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, December 1899 – 14 January was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , Russia, got started with a handful of qualifying events on Feb. but the true beginning doesn't come until the opening ceremony. It took place at spectacular Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb.
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Michael Phelps of the United States carries the flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty)