2016 Rio Olympics
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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 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 ...
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