The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading
international .... The origin of the Olympics is shrouded in mystery and legend;
one of the most popular myths identifies ....
Origin and History of the Olympic Games From Grolier Online's New Book of
Knowledge. The Rise of the Games The Olympic Games originated long ago in ...
Though there are many myths that detail the events leading to the creation of the
Olympics, based on the records, the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. ...
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.
Where did the Olympic games come from? ... The marathon was never one of the
ancient Olympic events, although its origin dates back to another episode in ...
The Olympic Games. ... Each contestant threw the javelin, did the long jump,
wrestled, ran a foot race, and threw the discus. The person who had the best
Jul 1, 2012 ... The history and origins of the Olympic Games take us back into the past ... myths
regarding the origin of the Games are recounted by the Greek .... is time that the
world recognised what the Hellenes did, over a century ago but
According to tradition the first Olympics took place in 776 BC. While one legends
claims the games were established by Heracles (Hercules), who brought a ...
The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west
Greece. Every four years, around 50,000 people came from all over the Greek
Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Olympic Games. Where did the
Olympic games come from? Why were they held at Olympia? Were there other ...