celebrated until 393ad
When people outgrow competition.
(From Wikipedia)"The 1928 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the IX Olympiad... was celebrated in 1928 in Amsterdam, Netherlands."
12th August 2012
The 2012 London Olympics end on the 12th of August
The Olympics end on August 24th, 2008
To Mark the beginning and end of the games
The Ancient Olympic Games were celebrated in honor of Zeus, the father of all the Greek gods and goddesses. googanhine blah blah blah
The ancient Olympic Games were celebrated from 776 BC to approximate 393 AD. The modern Olympics began in 1896. So there was about a 1500 year lull there where no Olympic Games were held.
The (modern) Olympic Games were not celebrated in 1916, 1940 or 1944 due to the World Wars
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be celebrated in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.