Where 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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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 first Modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece in 1896 (also known as the 1st Olympiad.
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Historians are not sure when the first games actually took place, but the first recorded Olympic Games happened in 776 B.C. They continued for more than a millennium until a decree by the Roman emperor Theodosius banned all polytheistic rituals.

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. Inspired by his studies of the Classical world, French nobleman Pierre de Coubertin organized this event.

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