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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.

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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 ...

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

Ancient Greeks: The Olympic Games. Explore timelines. YEAR/PERIOD. Subtext. 3000 BC. 431 BC. The Peloponnesian War. 443 BC. Pericles leads Athens in ...

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

The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games  ...

greece.mrdonn.org/olympics.html

The first Olympics games are usually given the start year of 776 BCE, but they probably began even sooner. The ancient Greeks loved competitions of all sorts,  ...

www.ancientgreece.com/s/Olympics

Information and resources on ancient Greek olympics.

www.historyforkids.net/ancient-greek-olympics.html

The Ancient Greek Olympics. In 776 B.C.E, about three thousand years ago, the first Olympic Games took place. Originally, the games were part of a religious ...

www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/sports.html

The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...

www.ancient.eu/Olympic_Games

May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at the sacred site of Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, in honour of ...