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The first ancient Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, in the city-state of Elis in the southwest of the Peloponnesos, in 776 BC. That's where the great event got its name. Greece also held the first modern Olympic games in Athens in 1896.

The ancient Olympics continued until 393 AD. When they were held, all wars would pause to attend the Olympics.

First Olympics in 776 BC - Olympia, GreeceThe ancient Greek Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, between August 6 and September 19.[1 According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games for the first 13 Olympic festivals or until 724 BC. From 776 BC , the Games were held in Olympia, Greece every four years for almost 12 centuries.
The ancient Olympics were held at Olympia, which is a sacred site near Elis in the western Peloponnese, Greece, with a temple complex dedicated chiefly to Zeus. Olympia is named with reference to Mount Olympus, the supposed home of the Greek gods, but it is not near Mount Olympus.

The first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece.
At the temple of Zeus at Olympia in the city-state of Elis in Greece.

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