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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During the ancient Greek Olympic Games, only free, male citizens of Greece could participate in the events. No matter what their standing, whether senator, soldier or farmer, all males were eligible to participate. Women... More »

There are a number of differences between the ancient Olympic Games and modern Olympic Games, such as the fact that the ancient Olympics were held in Olympia while the first modern Olympics were held in Greece. During th... More »

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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There are a number of differences between the ancient Olympic Games and modern Olympic Games, such as the fact that the ancient Olympics were held in Olympia while the first modern Olympics were held in Greece. During th... More »

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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Athletes prepare for the Olympic Games through several years of intense, focused physical and psychological training. They work with coaches to determine the ideal training plan to reach their peak performance just as th... More »