|Learn about Olympic History|
...from our 6th and 7th graders!
"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 to honor 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."
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Learn more about the First Olympics by clicking here to go to the BBC website.
CNN presents a history of Olympics from 1924