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 Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among
representatives of city-states .... It originally consisted of foot races only, as did the
competition for males. Some texts ... Sculpt...
Origin and History of the Olympic Games From Grolier Online's New Book of
Knowledge. The Rise of the Games The Olympic Games originated long ago in ...
Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos,
interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. ... The Olympic Games,
which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, ... Did You
Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Olympic Games. Where did the
Olympic games come from? Why were they held at Olympia? Were there other ...
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 ...
Though there are many myths that detail the events leading to the creation of the
Olympics, based on the records, the first Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. ...
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.
Getty. Through the 12 centuries of the Olympic Games, many wonderful athletes
competed in the stadium and the hippodrome of ancient Olympia's sacred area, ...
Where did Greek traditions of athletic competition come from? ... You already
know that the Olympic games originated in Greece. But why did they start?