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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games_ceremony

Olympic Games ceremonies of the Ancient Olympic Games were an integral part of these ... The festival would conclude with the victors making solemn vows and ... Eventually, by roughly the 77th Olympiad, a standard 18-event program was ..... are played: the flag of Greece to honor the birthplace of the Olympic Games, and ...

www.answers.com/Q/The_festival_that_honored_eventually_became_known_as_the_Olympic_Games

The festival that honored eventually became known as the Olympic Games? The festival ... Why were the Olympic games part of a religious festival? Greece was ...

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

The Olympic Games originated long ago in ancient Greece. ... and they believed that excellence in those areas honored Zeus, the greatest of all ... It is believed that these religious festivals eventually led to the famed Games of the Olympics. ... became so important to the Greeks that the Olympic festivals were a peaceful ...

ancient-greece.org/culture/olympic-games.html

For the ancient Greeks, the Olympic games existed since mythical times, but no definitive time of ... At the conclusion of the games, all the winners were honored at the ... in 393 CE by emperor Theodosius I in his drive to purge all Pagan festivals. ... travels in a festive relay to the country which holds the games and eventually ...

graecomuse.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/the-fall-of-the-ancient-olympics-the-theodosian-code

Feb 17, 2012 ... The idea that Theodosius I literally banned the Olympic Games is firstly ... must have ranked among the most important of the local festivals of the Roman East. ... Over the many centuries of use the Altar became a mound ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Olympic

Feb 16, 2015 ... The Olympic Games (often referred to simply as The Olympics) are the ... famous for his legendary chariot race, in whose honor the games were held. ... and the period between two celebrations became known as an 'Olympiad'. .... Some demonstration sports eventually were included as full-medal events.

www.webwinds.com/thalassa/olympics.htm

Jan 5, 2002 ... The Olympic Games, originally created to honor Zeus, was the most important national festival of the ancient Greeks, and a ... with the four year time periods which the Greeks called olympiads. ... Eventually the games were also held at other sacred spots in the Greek city-states, such as Delphi and Corinth.

www.hebroots.org/hebrootsarchive/0201/0201aa.html

Subject: The Desert Trumpet, The Pagan Roots of the Olympic Games From: ... The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the ... in Paris and later became known as the International Olympic Committee. .... Eventually the entire site was covered with silt to a depth of thirteen feet.

www.ushistory.org/civ/5h.asp

Over time, the Greeks held a festival of games to honor the goddess Hera, Zeus's wife. ... Eventually, women were able to participate in and attend the Olympic games ... horses and sometimes chariots and took place in a separate arena called ...