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 ..... Apparenty
starting with just a single foot race, the program gradually increased to twenty-
three contests, although no more than ...
The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when
they were extended ... It ended only when one of the contestants admitted defeat.
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.
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 ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were
fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...
The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 ... the
late 19th century and have become the world's preeminent sporting competition.
... to 776 B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter ...
Olympics. Day 1 of the Ancient Olympics In the morning, athletic competitors ...
Then only competitions on the first day were running, wrestling and boxing for
boys. ... event of the whole Olympic festival started on the day tree of the Games -
olympia greece. Ancient olympia history ... Before competing in the ancient
Olympic Games, athletes and ... The winners of these competitions became as
famous as the athletes. ... In the beginning there were only one event, a single
Competition events held at the original Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. ...
Only men competed in the Ancient Olympics, and they competed in the nude. ...
Books about the History of the Olympic Games · Sports of the modern Olympics ...