The Olympics were banned in 393 AD by the Roman Emperor Theodosius. At that time, Christianity was the religion of the Roman Empire. The Emperor saw the Olympic Games as a pagan celebration in honor of pagan gods.
AD 393385 was the last recorded games, although the games may have continued to 393 (in 394 the games were banned by the then Roman Emperor).
Theodosius I, Emperor of the Roman Empire, banned the Olympics in 393 AD. The next time the Olympics were held was in 1896.
In A.D 393, Emperor Theodosisus I banned the Games as it was a pagan event and he was Christian.
There were not any Roman Olympics. The Romans did not hold the Olympics. The Olympics were Greek games. They continued during Roman rule in Greece. It is not certain when the games were abolished. One hypothesis is that they were abolished in 393 AD by the emperor Theodosius I, a Christian Roman emperor who banned pagan practices. He would have regarded the Olympics as a pagan practice. Another hypothesis is that they were abolished in in 426 AD by Theodosius II, an emperor who ordered the destruction of all Greek temples.
The games ended in 393 AD when they were banned by Roman emperor Theodosius because the roman empire adopted Christianity as their religion
The emperor Theodosius I, the same one that forced Christianity on everyone, banned the Olympics in 393 AD.
The Olympics were banned in that year by the emperor Theodosius
Last Ancient Olympics385 was the last recorded games but it is probable that the last games were in 393 (despite some speculation that the games were held for about 30 years after this date). The games were almost certainly banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who abolished the Games, as part of a series of reforms against pagan practices.
Roman emperor Theodosius 1 in 393 CE.
The 1896 Summer Olympics, formally called the Games of the I Olympiad, were the first modern Summer Olympic Games and the first Games since Roman emperor Theodosius I banned the Ancient Olympic Games in AD 393 as part of the Christian campaign against paganism. They were held between 6 April and 15 April 1896.
385 was the last time the games were recorded. the games were banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Constantine on religious grounds. This ban on the final remnants of paganism was reinforced in about 427 by emperor Theodosius II. 385 was the last recorded games, although the games may have continued to 393 (in 394 the games were banned by the then Roman Emperor).
last Ancient Olympic games 385 was the last recorded games but it is probable that the last games were in 393 (despite some speculation that the games were held for about 30 years after this date). The games were almost certainly banned in 394 by the Roman Emperor Theodosius I who abolished the Games, as part of a series of reforms against pagan practices.
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The Olympian Games were abolished in 393 by the Christian Emperor Theodosios I.
In 393 the Christian Theodosius I (or the Great) outlawed the Olympic games as part of his banning of pagan festivals. However, archaeological evidence indicates that some games were still held after this date.
Emperor Theodosius banned the Greek Olympics. He was against any public non Christian rituals.
The ancient Olympics were last celebrated in AD 393. They were abolished the following year by a decree of the Roman Emperor Theodosius, because they were un-Christian.
In 393 Theodosius I banned pagan festivals. However, gladiatorial games continued. Honorius banned the games in399 and in 404, at least in the Western part of the Roman Empire. Valentinian III repeated the ban in 438. This time it seemed to be effective, mainly because the popularity of these games waned. Animal hunts, which had been part of the gladiatorial games, continued.
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 Olympic games began in Olympia in 776 BCE. However they were banned as a pagan ritual by emperor Theodosius in 393 CE.
As far as I know, the modern Olympics have never been abolished. There have been times when teams or countries boycotted, but the Olympics still continues on, year after year, as they have since 1896. But perhaps you are referring to ancient times: during the Roman Empire, Emperor Theodosius I (who was a Christian) decided the Olympics were too pagan, and he ordered them to be banned. That occurred in the year 393, and the ban lasted for more than 1500 years.
The Olympic Games were held every four years, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 393, when they were abolished by the Christians.
Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. that all such "pagan cults" be banned.394 CE.