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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 ...

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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.

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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.

www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games/the-sports-events

The ancient Olympic Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events. Wrestling was added in 708 BC.

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  ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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.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 ...