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Ancient Olympic Games

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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 held in honor of Zeus, and the Greeks gave...

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.

First modern Olympics is held - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com

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

The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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From the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D., the Games were held every four ... The first written records of the ancient Olympic Games date to 776 B.C., ...

Where were the first Olympic Games held? | Reference.com

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The first ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, which is a sanctuary on the Peloponnesos peninsula. The site and the games were sacred to ...

Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ...

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Apr 5, 2016 ... Five things you didn't know about the first modern Olympic Games ... The 1948 Olympics Games were held in London and became known as ...

The First Modern Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 1896 - National ...

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All participants in the first modern Olympics received a bronze medal ... Committee and organized the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens in 1896.

First Modern Olympic Games: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ...

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Apr 5, 2016 ... The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece, on April 6, 1896. They were held in the Panathenaic Stadium. Spyridon "Spyro" ...

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

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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'.

Olympic Games - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at ... The winner of the first and only event, the stadion foot-race was ...

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Athens 1896 Summer Olympics - results & video highlights

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The first celebration of the modern Olympic Games took place in its ancient birthplace of ... Spyridon Louis set off from the city of Marathon and took the lead four ...

First modern Olympic Games - Apr 06, 1896 - HISTORY.com

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The first recorded Olympic Games were held at Olympia in the Greek city-state of Elis in 776 B.C., but it is generally accepted that the Olympics were at least 500 ...

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 first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The man responsible for its rebirth ...