The first Olympics were the ancient Grecian games held in 776 BCE, which means Before Common Era. The games were stopped in 393 CE, which means Common Era, and didn't start again until 1896. More »

The ancient Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. in Greece. Though these athletic competitions were often held in conjunction with religious festivals at the time, they were secular in nature. The modern Olympic Gam... 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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The age limit for competing in the Olympic Games varies with each international sports federation, according to the official website of the Olympic Movement. The Olympic charter does not set an age limit for competitors ... More »

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The summer and winter Olympic Games are each held every four years. A decision by the International Olympic Committee in 1986 placed the two events, which had been held during the same year every four years for decades, ... More »

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During the ancient Olympics, events were held for boxing, chariot racing, running, javelin and discus. Events such as wrestling and jumping were also included. More »

The ancient Olympic Games were first held in 776 B.C. in Greece. Though these athletic competitions were often held in conjunction with religious festivals at the time, they were secular in nature. The modern Olympic Gam... More »

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