How Long Did the Ancient Greek Olympic Games Last?

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The Olympic Games are a series of athletic competitions or challenges started in ancient Olympia in the year 776 BC. The Olympics were held in honor of Zeus and the event was held every 4 years until a Roman emperor named Theodosius the Great banned the event once Rome assumed power over Greece. At first, the Olympics only lasted a single day with one foot race event. Later, the Olympics were increased to a length of five days with added events such as javelin throwing, discus throwing, wrestling, and boxing.
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