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Because the first games were recorded in 776BC at Olymipa in Greece
The First games were held on mount Olympia in greek in the AD times

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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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What is the name given to the 4 year period between Olympic games?

olympiad


Why were the Olympic games given that particular name?

Well, the Olympic games started in Greece. The Greeks believed that their gods roamed on Mount Olympus. So that is where the name comes from.


What is the name given to the place where the athletes live during the Olympic Games?

It is called the "Athlete's Village"


What is the name given to the olympic flame bearer?

The Olympic torch bearer.


Why were the Olympic games given there name?

As far as I know it is because they were started by the ancient Greeks and they were held on Mount Olympia.


What is the specific name of Olympic symbol in English?

Olympic games


What awards were given to athletes at the first olympic games and what awards are given today?

the first olympic "medals" was a branch of olive leafs


What was given to the winners of ancient olympic games?

A head wreath.


What medals are given in the Olympic Games?

gold silver and bronze,


What is the name of Olympic Games for physically disabled?

The Paralympic Games


What award is given to a winner in the ancient Olympic Games?

A head wreath.


What valuable items were given at the 1900 olympic games at Paris?

paintings


What is the Chinese name for olympic games?

olympic games = 奥运会 (ao4 yun4 hui4)


What is the name of mascot Olympic games?

Torchbearer.


What is the name given to the Olympic sport of spear throwing?

It is the Javelin.


Why were the games called the Olympics Games?

The Olympic Games were given their name after Olympia where the games first took place at 776 BCE in order to honour the Olympian God Zeus/ Dias [Ζεύς/ Δίας].


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.


What were given to the Olympics games winners?

The original Olympic prize was a laurel wreath.


What are the three types of medals given out at the Olympic Games?

Gold, silver and bronze.


What is name of olympic in 2012?

Games of the XXX Olympiad


Name the venue of the 2004 Olympic games?

in uranis


Name the continent on which the olympic games originated?

Europe


Who named the Olympic games the Olympic games?

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'.


Has Fiji ever hosted the olympic games?

No, Fiji has never hosted the Olympic Games.


Is the summer Olympic games and the Olympic games the same?

Yes. The Olympic Games include the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Summer Olympic Games is said to separate it from the Winter Olympic Games.