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.
The Heraea Games, the first recorded competition for women in the Olympic
Stadium, were held as early as the sixth century BC. It originally consisted of foot
The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia Read the history of the
Olympics including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.
On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece,
with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic
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The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April 6-15) marked the birth of the
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On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
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The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a
cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade
"I hereby proclaim the opening of the first International Olympic Games at Athens.
" With these words on April 6, 1896, King George I of Greece welcomed the ...
According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games
for the first 13 Olympic festivals or until 724 BC. From 776 BC, the Games were ...