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Ancient Olympic Games - Wikipedia


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...

Ancient Olympic Games, First Olympics in Olympia Greece


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 Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games - Penn Museum


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 ...

First modern Olympics is held - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com


On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with athletes from 14 countries participating. The International Olympic Committee ...

The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


The ancient Olympics were held every four years between August 6 and September 19 during a religious festival honoring Zeus. The Games were named for ...

First modern Olympic Games - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com


The first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the Greek city-state of Elis in 776 B.C., but it is generally accepted that the Olympics were at least 500 ...

Where were the first Olympic Games held? | Reference.com


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 to ...

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games


The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus, king of  ...

Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ...


Apr 5, 2016 ... Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ... The 1948 Olympics Games were held in London and became known as ...

Brief History of the Olympic Games - Nostos


The Olympic Games were held without interruptions in ancient Greece. The games were even held in 480 BC during the Persian Wars, and coincided with the ...

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.