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When did the Olympics start?
The traditional date is 776 BCE as a festival for the Greek god Zeus whose temple was at Olympia in southern Greece.
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The very firsrt Olympics were in 1896. Held to honor the Greek gods, men typicaly performed in the nude. The winners usually only got a laurel wreath, while the losers usually… died. However, people still performed because of the glory and respect that an Olympic winner commanded.
The Greeks did. Or did you want to know the name?
According to legend, Herakles and Zeus started the original Olympic Games. The modern, worldwide, Olympic Games were founded by Evangelis Zappas in 1859, but it was half… a century before the Olympics would become the popular, regular event we see now.
The Olympics started and originated in Greece. There are many Greek myths and legends that surround the idea of the Olympic games. Among them was the legend that it revolved a…round Hercules and his father, Zeus. In the legend, it said that Zeus held sporting events in honor of his defeat of Cronus, and his succession to the throne of heaven. Hercules, his oldest son, defeated his brothers in a running race and was crowned with a wreath of wild olive branches. It was Hercules who called the games the Olympics and established them to take place every four years. And then the legend branches off into several other versions at this point. One version said after Hercules completed his twelve labors, he went on to build the Olympics stadium in honor of Zeus. After finishing the stadium, he walked two hundred strides in a straight line and then called this distance a "stadion", which also later became a unit of measurement. Another myth associates the first games with the ancient Greek concept of Olympic truce. And in 776 BC, the ancient Olympic games began. In modern times, though, the Olympic games were brought back in 1894 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in the initiative of a French nobleman, Pierre Fredy, Baron de Courbetin. He had a vision to bring together amateur athletes from around the world to compete in a variety of events. The IOC has become the governing body of the "Olympic Movement". Every nation is represented in the games. It is a tradition to start an Olympic game by the lighting of the Olympic torch that would travel from Greece (the place where they first light it, seeing as Greece was the foundation of the Olympic games) and would be sent off to all over the world on foot and different modes of transportation, but mostly on foot, in honor of Hercules' race with his brothers in which he won and was crowned with the wreath of wild olive branches. Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games
Olympia, Greece that was in 776 BC they lasted till 393 AD the first modern ones were held in Athens, Greece in 1870 In Greece. Olympics started in Greece.
in 1994 and 16662 this kinda looks wrong coz when was 16662
The exact reason for the origin of the Ancient Olympic Games is unknown. However, they were a series of athletic competitions held in Olympia, Greece, beginning in 776 BC. The…y were held in honor of the King of the Gods, Zeus. The first official revival of the Olympic Games took place in 1896. From this point on, the Olympic Games became an international sporting competition. The location of the current Olympic Games rotates between different cities across the globe.
The modern Olympics started in 1896, appropriately in Athens. The original ones were some 2500 years previously. Athens is one of only four cities to have hosted the Olympic…s twice - in 1896 and 2004. Paris hosted in 1900 and 1924, London in 1908 and 1948, Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984. Therefore, in 2012 London will become the first city to host the Olympics 3 times. In the year 1804 BC the Olympics started by the Greeks.
The olymics started by a war.I think the first and poupulest game was the chariot.
The Olympics are a sports competition that originated from the legend where Hercules founded them. First Olympic game was recorded in 776 BC. Originally, the Olympic Games wer…e held in Athens Greece from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD
The oldest recordes the Olympics was recorded in 776 BCE.
In 776 BCE at Olympia in Elis in southern Greece.