The original Olympic games were competitions held between athletes from the city-states of ancient Greece. The first competition was held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. The Olympic Games get their name from Mt. Olympus in Greece, the country that began the games, probably in 776 BC. Mt. Olympus was the home of the ancient Greek gods, in whose honor the games were performed every four years.
The name "Olympics" is not an acronym, so there is no particular significance to each letter. It comes from the name Olympia, the sanctuary where the ancient Olympic games were held.
The first Olympics were held in the city of Olympia, in ancient Greece.
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.
In Olympia (hence the name).
They weren't. They were held at Olympia, hence the name.
There was no Olympic Games in 1987... Los Angeles hosted in 1984, Seoul in 1988.
It is called the "Athlete's Village"
Temple of Zeus.
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'.
None, it was held in 1992 in Barcelona
Because they were first recorded as being held at Olympia in Greece in 776BC
It will be held in Rio De Janerio, Brazil.
The Olympic Games. Name derived from Mount Olympus where Zeus' throne was located.
As far as I know it is because they were started by the ancient Greeks and they were held on Mount Olympia.
Evangelos Zappas sponsored the first modern international Olympic Games in 1859. He paid for the refurbishment of the Panathinaiko Stadium for Games held there in 1870 and 1875. International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894 on the initiative of a French nobleman, Pierre Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. The first of the IOC's Olympic Games were the 1896 Summer Olympics, held in Athens, Greece.