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The word Olympics comes from the name Mount Olympus where the 'Greek' Gods live,

and Greek gods come from Greek Mythology.

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No, sorry, the word Olympics comes from Greek city Olympia where the most important competitions were held in antiquity.

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What does the word Olympic mean

What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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