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Originally the reason the Greeks founded the Olympics was to have a "family reunion". At the time, Ancient Greeks were scattered from Spain to North Africa, and from Ionia to Italy. This was a way to unite themselves every 4 years.

Eventually it turned into a "which colony is the best" competition, and the model that we have today.

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โˆ™ 2011-09-13 22:43:20
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โˆ™ 2012-07-21 22:28:21

Ancient Greeks had the Olympics to honor Zeus.

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