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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 held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave...

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.

Olympic Games | Winter Summer Past and Future Olympics

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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 ...

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games - Penn Museum

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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 Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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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  ...

First modern Olympics is held - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com

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On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic Committee ...

First modern Olympic Games - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com

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On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more about what happened today on History.

The Olympic Games [ushistory.org]

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The Competitors. Discus The discus was one of the original events in the ancient Olympic games. ... First, there were the four types of running events. Distances ...

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 ...