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English definition of “the Olympics”

the Olympics

noun [plural]     /əˈlɪm.pɪks/ US  /oʊ-/ (also the Olympic Games)
a set of international sports competitions that happen once every four years: The Olympic Games are held in a different country on each occasion. the Summer/Winter OlympicsSpecific sporting events
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