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22 Photos That Show How Much The Olympics Have Changed

The equestrian events could use more top hats.

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1. Gymnastics today.

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Gymnastics in the past.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London
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The 1908 Summer Olympics in London

2. Archery today.

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Archery in the past.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London
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The 1908 Summer Olympics in London

3. Medal ceremonies today.

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Medal ceremonies in the past.

The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
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The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

4. Olympic stadiums today.

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Olympic stadiums in the past.

The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
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The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

5. Diving today.

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Swimming in the past.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London
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The 1908 Summer Olympics in London

6. Equestrian events today.

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Equestrian events in the past.

The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
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The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris

7. The IOC today.

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The IOC in the past.

The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
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The 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens

8. Tennis players today.

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Tennis players in the past.

The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
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The 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris

9. Hurdles today.

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Hurdles in the past.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London
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The 1908 Summer Olympics in London

10. Opening ceremonies today.

Kirill Kudryavtsev / AFP / Getty Images

Opening ceremonies in the past.

The 1908 Summer Olympics in London
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The 1908 Summer Olympics in London

11. Olympic mascots today.

Pascal Guyot / AFP / Getty Images

Olympic mascots in the past.

Mascot of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow
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Mascot of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow

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