The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among
representatives of city-states .... The Olympic games were held to be one of the
two central rituals in Ancient Greece, the other being...
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.
On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece,
with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic
A history of the Olympic Games from Ancient to Modern. ... The festival and the
games were held in Olympia (see 'Did you know' in the glossary), a rural ...
The first ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, which is a
sanctuary on the Peloponnesos peninsula. The site and the games were sacred
The first Olympic Games are held. 800 BC. Greeks set off by sea to set up
colonies. 1100 BC. The end of the Mycenaean age. Greece enters a 'Dark Age'.
May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at the
sacred site of Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, in honour of ...
Organization. In 776 BC, the first Olympic Games were held at Olympia. Athletes
from all over Ancient Greece came together to compete against each other.
The ancient Greeks loved competition of all sorts. Each year, the various city-
states of Greece sent athletes to festivals of games, which were held to honor the
All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal ...
Committee and organized the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in