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The Olympic Games began at Olympia in Greece in 776 B.C. The Greek calendar was based on the Olympiad, it came every four years. Olympia was in the valley of Elis. Here Greeks put up statues and temples for their god Zeus. People believe that the games in 776 B.C were not the first, but just the first organized games of it's kind.
According to a man of Elis, the first Olympic event was the 200-yard dash, called a stadium. This was the only event until 724 B.C when a two-stadia race was added. From there more events were added over the years.
The winners of the games were crowned with wreaths from a sacred olive tree that grew behi
SportingEvent mentioned in this term paper
Olympic Games, Olympics,
Names mentioned in this term paper
Pierre de Coubertin, Elis, Frances,
Organizations talked about in this essay
International Olympic Committee,
Locations included in this report
Olympia, Greece, France, Athens,
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