The first recorded ancient Olympic Games took place in 776 B.C. on the plains of Olympia, Greece. The first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896 in Athens, Greece. More »

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The first recorded ancient Olympic Games were held in 776 B.C. in Athens, continuing every four years until 393 A.D., when the Roman emperor Theodosius I abolished them because of their pagan roots. The modern Olympic ga... More »

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The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The games took place every four years until 393 A.D., when Emperor Theodosius outlawed the contests because he believed they were a pagan ritual. The anci... More »

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The first ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, which is a sanctuary on the Peloponnesos peninsula. The site and the games were sacred to Zeus, the king of the Greek gods of Mount Olympus. More »

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The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The games took place every four years until 393 A.D., when Emperor Theodosius outlawed the contests because he believed they were a pagan ritual. The anci... More »

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The ancient Olympic Games took place in Olympia, in the western Peloponnese Islands. The area was considered a sanctuary and contained temples to Zeus and Hera, among other important structures. The games began there in ... More »

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According to historical records, the original ancient Olympic Games began as a dedication to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia. The origins of the Olympic Games can be traced to as far ba... More »

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