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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international ..... The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were the most expensive Olympic Games in history, costing in excess of US$50 billion. According to a report ...

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games/history

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.

www.history.com/topics/olympic-games

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

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

Read about history of the Olympics, which began in Ancient Greece. Includes links to other activities, historical photos, and a teacher's guide to help students ...

www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/history-olympic-games

Compare the ancient Olympics to the modern games. Plus, learn how money, politics, and performance-enhancing drugs have become major influences, often  ...

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

A history of the Olympic Games from Ancient to Modern.

www.nostos.com/olympics

The Olympic Games begun at Olympia in Greece in 776 BC. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, the four-year period between games. The games ...

www.olympics.mu

The history of the Olympic Games is full of legends and interesting facts.

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

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to ...