In What Year Were the First Olympic Games Held?

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According to historical records, the first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. They were usually held every four years until 394 AD, when they were suppressed by Theodosius I.
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The first Olympic games, which are on record, were held in the year 776 BCE. The first games only had one event, the stade- a run of about 192 metres, which was won by a naked runner (a cook from Elis) named Coroebus. The Olympic Games were held every 4 years after that until they were abolished by Emperor Theodosius, then revived later by a young Frenchman named Pierre de Coubertin.
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No one knows exactly when the first Olympics were held in ancient Greece. The first recorded Olympics were held approximately 776 b.c. The first 13 Olympics only featured one event,
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It depends on what time period you are looking at. Modern (summer) Olympics are held every four years around the world - for example, in 2008, it was in Beijing, China, and in 2012,
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The Olympics have been held on most Continents including North America, Asia and Europe. The Olympics have been held in several countries, including Munich, West Germany in 1972,
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The first Modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896 (also known as the 1st Olympiad.
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