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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 ...

Ancient Games - Olympics

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Access official videos, photos and news from all summer, winter, past and future Olympic Games - London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016, Pyeongchang 2018...

History - Ancient Olympic Games - Olympics

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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 ...

Olympic Games | Winter Summer Past and Future Olympics

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Getty. The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days. In the 5th century B.C., the Games were  ...

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games - Penn Museum

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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  ...

The Olympic Games - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

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The Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago, were revived in the late 19th century and have become the world's ...

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 sacred site of Olympia, in the western Peloponnese, in honour of ...

BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games

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

Olympia: Site of Ancient Olympics - Live Science

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Jan 28, 2013 ... Olympia is an ancient Greek sanctuary in the Peloponnese region in southern Greece where every four years the ancient Olympic games were ...

Ancient Olympic Sports

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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 ...

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2016 Rio Olympics
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.