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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 representatives of city-states and one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece. They were held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to 776 BC.


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.


The Athens 1896 Summer Olympic Games (April 6-15) marked the birth of the ... For the longer race, the swimmers were transported by boat out to sea and left to  ...


Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, interesting articles, ... The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896.


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 ...


On April 6, 1896, the first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens, Greece, with ... Participants, who were all young men from Greek city-states and colonies,  ...


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 ...


The first Olympic Games are held ... modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every ...


Let The Games Begin: The First Olympics ... The first known Olympics were held in the summer of 776 B.C. at Olympia, a site in southern Greece where people ...