The Olympic Games were founded in 776 BCE, during the Greek Archaic Period, and were intended to unite the Greek communities culturally and reinforce a shared Greek, or Panhellenic, heritage. They were also held to honor one of there gods, Zeus.
Modern-day Olympics are used to promote the idea of sound mind and body, and to create friendly relations among nations.
The Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago in Olympia, in southwest Greece. The Games were part of a religious festival. The Greek Olympics, thought to have begun in 776 BC, inspired the modern Olympic Games (begun in 1896) The Games were held in honour of Zeus, king of the gods, and were staged every four years at Olympia, a valley near a city called Elis. People from all over the Greek world came to watch and take part.
The Games were a celebration for the god Zeus.
The First Olympics were to keep the peace
All the countries stopped wars While the Olympics happened
The first Olympics were at Olympia
The Olympic Games were originally held to demonstrate the athletic prowess of the Greeks to their potential enemies. This didn't always work, as the Greeks stopped being a world power around 2000 years ago. Then, in 1904, the TV networks and MacDonalds, Nike, Coca-Cola and Monster Energy Drink all got together and decided they could actually get people to watch Romanian women who looked like truck drivers put the shot, if they made it sound very patriotic. So now we have Korean Badminton teams, synchronized swimming, and the Greeks are still bankrupt.
The very first Olympics were played by the Greeks to show of their strength(they also did this naked imagine watching a 100m sprint naked ewww...)
to celebrate sports
A festival to the god Zeus in 776 BCE held at his temple at Olympia in Elis in southern Greece.
the recorded evidence of the very first Olympic games was held in greek, athens!!
In honour of zeus
the reason why Greece always comes out first at the Olympics is because they are the ones who hosted and started the Olympics centuries ago.
At the first Olympics in 1896.
the first olympics started in 1896
it was in the ancient greece the first olympics
First place in the Olympics? Gold
Greece was the country that started the olympics so they won in the first olympics.
Greece is first in the Olympics because Greece is where the Olympics started in ancient times.
Both the first ancient Olympics and the first modern Olympics were held in Greece.
1896 was the first time the United States participated in the Olympics, which was a Summer Olympics. The first Winter Olympics the U.S. participated in was in 1924.
the first winter Olympics were held on 1924 the first winter Olympics were in 1924 in chamonix,France
the first olympics occured in olympia
I think that Jamaica first competed in the Olympics in 1948. I think that Jamaica first competed in the Olympics in 1948.