Why Did the Ancient Olympics Stop?

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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 Ancient Olympic Games were abolished in 393 A.D by order of the Roman emperor Theodosius II. The emperor was a Christian and he aimed at abolishing all pagan practices. At the time, only men who spoke Greek would participate in these games.
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