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Theodosius I attempted to ban all Olympic games in ancient Greece, although he may not have been entirely successful. He declared the ban in 394 AD as part of a larger ban on pagan celebrations and rituals.

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Why do the Olympics happen?

The Ancient Olympics were banned but Pierre de Coubertin wanted people to do sports and then the Modern Olympic games were created in memory of the Ancient Olympic games so that kinda why.


What year did the Roman Emperor Theodosuis abolish the ancient Olympic games?

In 394 Theodisius I banned all pagan festivals, including the Olympic games


Why did the ancient olympic games die out?

They were banned by the Emperor Theodosius for being un-Christian.


What year Did the olympic games began?

The ancient Olympic games began in Greece in 776 BCE. However they were banned by Emperor Theodosius in 393 CE. The modern Olympic games began in 1896 CE.


Were women aloud at the olympic games?

Yes. Women are allowed in the Modern Olympic Games, both as participants, and as spectators. Women were banned from the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, (both as participating athletes and as spectators), but, women are certainly allowed in the Modern Olympic Games.


Who invented the ancient Olympic games?

The ancient olympic games originated in ancient Greece.


What women was aloud in the real ancient Olympics the ancient olympic games?

No, there was only olympic games for men in ancient olympic history


When did the Ancient Olympic Games finish?

The games ended in 393 AD when they were banned by Roman emperor Theodosius because the roman empire adopted Christianity as their religion


Ancient greek Olympic stadium?

The ancient Greeks did different games to our Olympic games


Did the olympic games start in ancient Egypt?

No, the olympic games started in Ancient Greece


Why wasn't the Olympic games in the ancient Olympics?

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Who was not allowed to attend the ancient olympic games and why?

Women were not allowed to attend the ancient Olympic games.....


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

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Who were the ancient Olympic games dedicated to?

The Ancient Olympic Games were dedicated to Zeus, the God of Gods.


When did the ancient olympic games end?

Emperor Theodosius decreed in 393 A.D. that all such "pagan cults" be banned.394 CE.


Were women women allowed at the ancient olympic games?

Women were not allowed to compete in ancient Olympic games.


Who lit the flame in the ancient Olympic Games?

The Sun's Rays lit the Flame in the Ancient Olympic Games!


Were women permitted to attend ancient olympic games?

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What is the ancient olympic event?

The Olympic Games.


Who were not allowed to watch the Olympic Games in ancient Greece?

Women were not permitted to watch the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece


Did the colseum in Athens have anything to do with ancient Greek olympic games?

In ancient Greece Olympia was the venue for the games which took their name after this city: The Olympic games. They were not in Athens. The modern Olympic Games are different.


When were the ancient Olympics rivived?

On April 6, 1896, the Olympic Games, a long-lost tradition of ancient Greece, are reborn in Athens 1,500 years after being banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I.


Why are the Olympic Games called what they are?

The Olympic games are loosely based on the ancient Olympic Games of ancient Greece. These were called the Olympic Games because they were held in Olympia, which was a plain in the district of Elis, in southern Greece that was regarded as a sacred region.


What was in the pentathlon in the ancient olympic games?

sprinting, long-jumping, javelin, discuss and wrestling were in the Pentathlon in the Ancient Olympic games


How old could they be to compete in the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?

You had to be 7 or older to compete in the Ancient Greek Olympic games