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 modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading
international .... The truce did allow those religious pilgrims who were travelling to
Olympia to pass through warring ... ...
The festival and the games were held in Olympia (see 'Did you know' in the
glossary), ... The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when
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.
The Ancient Olympic Games began in Greece in 776 BCE, but the Roman
Emperor Theodosius I put a stop to them in 393 CE. The modern Olympic Games
Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos,
interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all ... Their
influence was so great that ancient historians began to measure time by the ...
Did You Know?
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
On this day in History, First modern Olympics is held on Apr 06, 1896. ... On April
6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with
athletes .... Those judges did the rest of the world a favor, however,. ... planes and
Navy warships to begin the sustained air strikes and naval bombardments
ordered by ...
The modern Olympic games began in 1896. ... Each contestant threw the javelin,
did the long jump, wrestled, ran a foot race, and threw the discus. The person ...
The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. ... There are several
Greek myths about how the games were started. ... Augeas did not fulfill his
promise, however, and after Herakles had finished his labors he returned to Elis