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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.

Ancient Olympic Games - Wikipedia

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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 | Go for the Gold Student ...

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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 ...

The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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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 Know?

Ancient Olympics FAQ 1

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Ancient Olympic Games. Where did the Olympic games come from? Why were they held at Olympia? Were there other ...

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games - Penn Museum

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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 ...

Where did the Olympic Games originate? | Reference.com

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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. ...

Ancient Olympic Games, First Olympics in Olympia Greece

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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.

Olympic Games | Winter Summer Past and Future Olympics

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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, ...

The Olympic Games [ushistory.org]

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Where did Greek traditions of athletic competition come from? ... You already know that the Olympic games originated in Greece. But why did they start?