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 held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave...
Getty. According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be
traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were ...
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The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient
birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with 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 ...
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
On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece,
with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic
On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
The Rise of the Games The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient
Greece. Exactly when the Games were first held and what circumstances led to
The first Olympic Games are held. 800 BC. Greeks set off by sea to set up
colonies. 1100 BC. The end of the Mycenaean age. Greece enters a 'Dark Age'.