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Paris hosts 1900 Olympics, even though many didn't know it

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EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games.

Here are some of the highlights of the 1900 Olympics in Paris.No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the 1900 Paris Games had no idea they even competed at the Olympics.Still, the second edition of the Olympics had something the first didn’t: female athletes.Charlotte Cooper of Britain is believed to be the first female champion, winning the tennis tournament at Cercle de Puteaux in western Paris — on the other side of the Bois de Boulogne from present-day Roland Garros.

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