The Olympic Games are the ultimate exercise in international peace and sportsmanship. With over 200 nations participating, the modern Olympic Games are the leading international sporting events, featuring summer and winter competitions. The Games are held every four years, and were inspired by the ancient Olympic Games held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th to the 4th century AD. Some of the most popular events include: both men’s and women’s swimming, volleyball, skiing, and table tennis. Sustainability is becoming a larger issue in the planning and execution of each set of Games, with countries designing comprehensive plans for future use of structures. While not without flaws, the modern Olympic games undoubtedly bring an unparalleled spirit and energy with each commencement.