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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Olympic_Games

The Olympic Games was originally meant as a festival, or celebration of/for Zeus; later, events .... The Heraea Games, the first recorded competition for women in the Olympic Stadium, were held as early as the sixth century BC. It originally ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1896_Summer_Olympics

The 1896 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was the first international Olympic Games held ...

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games

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.

www.history.com/topics/olympic-games

The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., when a cook named Coroebus won the only event–a 192-meter footrace called the stade  ...

www.penn.museum/sites/olympics/olympicorigins.shtml

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 ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympics-is-held

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

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-modern-olympic-games

On this day in History, First modern Olympic Games on Apr 06, 1896. Learn more about what happened today on History.

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/the_olympic_games

The first Olympic Games are held. 800 BC. Greeks set off by sea to set up colonies. 1100 BC. The end of the Mycenaean age. Greece enters a 'Dark Age'.

teacher.scholastic.com/activities/athens_games/history.htm

The Rise of the Games The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient Greece. Exactly when the Games were first held and what circumstances led to their ...