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The Olympic Games was originally meant as a festival, or celebration of/for Zeus; later, events .... The Heraea Games, the first recorded competition for women in the Olympic Stadium, were held as early as the sixth century BC. It originally ...

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games

The first Olympic Games took place in 776 BC in Olympia. Read the history of the Olympics, including rituals and origins of the ancient Greek Olympics.

www.olympic.org/athens-1896

The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of Athens. The Games attracted athletes from 14 nations, with the largest ...

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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.

www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml

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 ...

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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  ...

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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 ...

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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.

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But even in times of unrest, dueling city-states declared a truce so their athletes could take part in the Olympics. But unlike today's games, only men were ...