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 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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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 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 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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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 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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