What happened during day 1 of the Olympics?

What was the first day of the Olympics dedicated to?

The entire games were dedicated to Zeus. Visitors flocked to see the Temple of Zeus. Inside stood a huge gold and ivory statue of the king of the gods himself. The main event at the Olympics was not a sporting event, but a sacrifice.

Why did Olympics end?

10 – The final (official) ancient Olympics

The site at Olympia deteriorated due to numerous enemy invasions, in addition to earthquakes and floods. The ancient Olympic Games officially came to an end around 394 AD, when Roman emperor Theodosius I outlawed pagan celebrations.

What do the Olympic rings represent?

The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games. But watch out, it is wrong to say that each of the colours corresponds to a certain continent!

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