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The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of The Olympic Games, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

Brief History of the Olympic Games - Nostos


Brief History of the Olympic Games. Ancient ... The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. .... The ultimate Greek goal was to be the best.

The History of the Olympic Games | Scholastic.com


The earliest reliable date that recorded history gives for the first Olympics is 776 .... The best-known example of drug use is the East German sports federation, ...

11 great moments from Olympic Games history - Rio 2016


Aug 4, 2016 ... Ahead of the Rio 2016 Games, here is a look at some of the most unforgettable moments in Olympic history.

There's a Dark History Behind the Glittering Olympic Games


Jul 31, 2016 ... There's a Dark History Behind the Glittering Olympic Games ... But is this also a good description of the International Olympics Committee (IOC) ...

A Brief History of the Olympics Video - ABC News


Aug 4, 2016 ... Greek mythology says the esteemed sporting competition was founded by a cheater.

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt ...


I really looked forward to reading this account of the history of the Olympic Games , .... The narration of the audio version is good though, as is usually the case, ...

Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics: Jules Boykoff ...


Editorial Reviews. Review. “An Olympic history that simply hasn't been told.” — Olympic .... "Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics" by Jules Boykoff is a very good summary of the development of the Olympic Games and its slow ...

Amazon.com: The Ancient Olympics: A History (9780192804334 ...


Editorial Reviews. Review. "A fascinating book, with much to teach, especially for those who ... "A good survey of the Olympics, well informed and concise.... If we ...

A Brief History of Cheating at the Olympics - The Atlantic


Aug 19, 2016 ... A Brief History of Cheating at the Olympics ... four years Greek men competed to prove who was best, swearing to Zeus they would not cheat.

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13 Olympic Moments that Changed History | Reader's Digest


The Olympics have a rich history of inspiring achievements as well as controversial moments, but ... Subscribe Get our BEST DEAL w/ FREE DIGITAL ACCESS.

The 10 Best Books About the Olympics - The Daily Beast


Aug 12, 2016 ... The literary history of the Olympics has not improved much since. ... about the ancient games, it is best to intellectually and historically clear the ...

History - Ancient Olympic Games - Olympics


Getty. According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were ...