The first Olympic games were held in Greece. The Greeks believed that the 12 main deities lived on Mount Olympus. So they named the games in honor of their Gods. That name has filtered into modern history and is the name for the Winter and Summer Olympic games
In addition, there is a town on the Peleponnese named Olympia. It was the site of the original olympic games held in the 776 B.C.E. A large part of the stadium and hippodrome are is still intact and may be visited. Olympia is also the site of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The statue is long gone but part of the temple remains.
The Ancient Greeks held the games at Olympus, Greece, thus giving the name 'The Olympic Games'. In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin wanted to continue the Olympics, and named these modern Olympics the 'Modern Olympic Games'.
War. If there were any battles or wars going on, they would call a temporary truce to play in the Olympic games.
No. 1896 are the beginning of what we call the modern Olympic games. The first Olympic games started in 776 BC Olympia, Greece (hence the name 'Olympics') and were celebrated until AD 393.
Yes. The Olympic Games include the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Summer Olympic Games is said to separate it from the Winter Olympic Games.
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There were no Olympic games in 1993. There were summer Olympic games in 1992 and 1996. There were winter Olympic games in 1992 and 1994.
British Equestrian, Lorna Johnstone was 70 years and 5 days old when she rode at the 1972 Games, thus being the oldest woman ever to compete at an Olympic Games.
Yes they did start the Olympic Games, the Athenians made the Olympic games in a town in Athens call Olympia............ To some it up, YES POO L.O.L
Jeux Olympics is the French way for describing the traditional Olympic Games. The meaning of jeux in French is "games." Therefore, this would simply be a way of speaking of the Olympic Games in French.
There were no Olympic Games in 1978
The sports discipline of cycling began being contested in the Summer Olympic games in the games of 1896, which is considered the year of the birth of the Modern Olympic movement, thus, it was not a category that was contested in the games of 1892.
The first Olympic games were held in the country we now call Greece.
The organizer of the Olympic Games is the International Olympic Committee.
IOC (International Olympic Committee) organizes the Olympic Games
SOly- Stands for 'Summer Olympic Games' WOly- Stands for 'Winter Olympic Games'
After the olympic games in Beijing the next olympic games are in London, England in 2012
their are no us olympic games its a international thing stupid
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There were no Olympic Games in 2005
Olympic games originated from Greece.
the last olympic games was in BEIJING
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