Why Were the Ancient 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 Olympic games seem to have began as early as 700 BC in honour of Zeus, king of the gods. They were staged every four years at Olympia, a valley near a city called Elis in Greece.
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