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Why were the ancient Olympic games held at Olympia?

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2017-04-03 10:31:44
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They were held in Olympia because the athleticism of the games was a form of worship. So they built a temple to Zeus and a stadium at Olympia to host these games. (Note that it is on the opposite side of Greece, the southwest, from the similarly-named Mount Olympus, in NE Greece.)
As a festival to the god Zeus at his temple at Olympia in southern Greece.

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