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  • According to the International Olympic Committee website, the Olympics are held every four years to respect the origins of the Ancient Olympics which were held every four years.
  • An Olympiad is four years in length and this is the length of time chosen to be between the Olympics in both the modern and ancient eras. Although an IOC-sanctioned event was held in 1906 (but the IOC do not widely regarded this event as an Olympics) and the idea to hold events in the gap between olympics was dropped).
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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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Is the summer Olympics held every year?

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every four years, you psycho!


In 2011 were will the winter Olympics be held?

There isn't a winter Olympics held every year, just every four years. In four years, 2014, the winter Olympics will be held in Russia. The summer Olympics are in two years, 2012, in London.


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How often is the summer Olympics held?

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Is the Olympics held the same day every four years?

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Why are the Olympics held every 4 years and not every year?

The Olympics are held every four years because the Ancient Games held at Olympia in Greece, were held every four years. The time in between the Ancient Games was called the Olympiad and was used for dating purposes!


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