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The 2016 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.

Ancient Olympic Games - Wikipedia

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The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were ...

Ancient Olympic Games, First Olympics in Olympia Greece

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According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to Olympian gods and staged in Olympia.

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

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The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to ...

Ancient Greece - Olympic Games

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Information and resources on ancient Greek olympics.

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games - Penn Museum

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The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games  ...

Ancient Greek Olympics - Facts for Kids

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The Ancient Greek Olympics. In 776 B.C.E, about three thousand years ago, the first Olympic Games took place. Originally, the games were part of a religious ...

The Olympic Games [ushistory.org]

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The ancient Greeks loved competition of all sorts. Each year, the various city- states of Greece sent athletes to festivals of games, which were held to honor the  ...

Ancient Olympic Sports

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The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...

Olympic games | A beginner's guide to ancient Greece | Greek art ...

www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/greek-art/beginners-guide-greece/a/olympic-games

Every fourth year between 776 B.C.E. and 395 C.E., the Olympic Games, held in honor of the god Zeus, the supreme god of Greek mythology, attracted people ...