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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.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Olympic_Games

The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states .... The games started in Olympia, Greece, in a sanctuary site for the Greek deities near the towns of Elis and Pisa (both in Elis on the peninsula of ... It originally consisted of foot races only, as did the competition for males.

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The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques) are leading international .... The truce did allow those religious pilgrims who were travelling to Olympia to pass ... Greek interest in reviving the Olympic Games began with the Greek War of ..... The IOC originally resisted funding by corporate sponsors. It was ...

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

The festival and the games were held in Olympia (see 'Did you know' in the glossary), ... The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, ...

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The history of sports may extend as far back as the beginnings of military training, with .... or as the suggestion that while these sports did exist modern team sports did not ... The originally Europe-dominated modern Olympic Games generally also ... The influence of British sports and their codified rules began to spread ...

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 ... Their influence was so great that ancient historians began to measure time by the ... Did You Know?

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.

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.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 ...

www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z36j7ty

The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in south west Greece. Every four years, around 50,000 people came from all over the Greek world ...