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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they where held in Olympia because the athletisisum of the games where a form of worship so they built a tavern called Olympia to host these games. this tavernt was made by philosiphocus
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Olympia was where the Temple of Zeus, the king of the ancient greek gods was located, along with the giant ivory and gold statue of Zeus, one of the woders of the ancient world. The
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He liked to see naked warriors in action.
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every sport part from running, discus, boxing, wrestling, shot put, javelin and long jump
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The early Olympics, which were staged on the plains of Olympia, were dedicated to the Olympian gods. In mythology, Zeus defeated Cronus in a struggle for the throne of the gods. The demigod Herakles staged games in Olympia to honor Zeus, as Zeus helped him to conquer Elis when he was at war with Augeas. The games were linked to religious festivals of the cult of Zeus. Outside of religious influence, the Olympics served as an opportunity to demonstrate the physical performances of young people and brought together people across different regions. The award ceremony at the end of the Games announced the Olympic winner, his father and his homeland.

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