In ancient times, Greek societies held the Olympic games (as well as various other, similar athletic contests) for primarily religious reasons. Athletic contests were considered to be favored by the Greek gods; they were also offered as a kind of reverence for and homage to those same gods. Another motivation was at work, as well: the Greeks were a fiercely competitive people, and the Olympic games gave them the opportunity for individual and social glory.
No. Ancient Greece was the home of the Olympics. Rome did finally host the Olympic Games in 1960.
to find the next champion or ruler
The ancient Greeks organized the ancient Olympics as a dedication to god Zeus. The event was held in the Olympia plains in Greece.
The Ancient Greek Olympics
Yes they did hold the Olympics :)
The ancient Olympics began in 776 BC
In the Ancient Olympics the competitors were nude.
they ancient Olympics begun to honor their gods
Ancient Greeks had the Olympics to honor Zeus.
There were 9 events at the ancient olympics
The Olympics is an Ancient Greek festival.
No, Malta is to small to hold the Olympics.
as many as you like. There was no seating so you just sat on the ground.
ones ancient ones modern
The athletes of the ancient Olympics were young Greek men.
the first ancient Olympics where head in grease
They wore NO CLOTHES at the Ancient Olympics!! .
They didn't do swimming in the ancient Olympics.
Ancient Olympics were only hosted in Olympia
ancient Olympics were held every 4 years
when was the last ancient olympics held
Only men were able to compete in the Ancient Olympics. Women were forbid to enter the Ancient Olympics, or, Olympia, as it was called back then.
The Ancient Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece. Modern Olympics are held in various areas.
They didn't. The modern Olympics was restarted in the late 1800's and not directly linked to the ancient Olympics at all.