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The Ancient Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions held for representatives of various city-states of Ancient Greece held in honor of Zeus. The Games were usually held every four years, this time measurement came to be known as an Olympiad.
The exact origins of the Games are shrouded in myth and legend but records indicate that they began in 776 BC in Olympia in Greece. They were celebrated until 394 AD when they were suppressed by Theodosius I as part of the campaign to impose Christianity as a state religion.
The Modern Games
The Olympic Games were resurrected by initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin who founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894. The first Olympic Games of the Modern Era were held where it all began: in Ath