History of the Olympics Talks about the history of the ancient Olympics about the time that Rome fell. Also talks about the modern Olympics history.
The Ancient Olympics were first held in 776 BC. Athletics were an important part in religious festivals for the ancient Greeks. The people of Greece believed that the athletics they played during their religious festivals pleased Zeus, the king of gods. They were held in a scared valley at a place called Olympia.
The Olympia is a valley that is about eleven miles from Pirgos. The Olympic games were held there every four years. The games were so important to the Greeks that they used the four year rotation as the basis for their calendar. The Olympiad was their way of telling time.…
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