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History of the Olympic Games

The Olympic Games are now one of the most popular and prestigious events in the world. This popularity and prestige is due to the great connection the Olympic Games have with the mass of spectators who follow the competitions in person in the stadiums and arenas and on television. However, the history of the Olympic Games is somewhat complex. The image we have of them today dates from the late 19th century, but their origins go back to ancient Greece. Origin of the Olympic Games The Olympic Games originated around the 8th century BC, in the context of ancient Hellas, i.e. all the city-states of classical Greece. The games were held in the city of Olímpia, hence the name “Olympics”, where citizens from other cities wandered to compete. The first athlete to win a race in...