When was the Olympic Games born?

How did Olympics start?

Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games (Ancient Greek: Ὀλυμπιακοί Ἀγῶνες), held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896.

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.

Why there are 5 rings in Olympics?

The five rings represented the five participating continents of the time: Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and Oceania. … This design is symbolic; it represents the five continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colours are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.”

Why does it take 4 years for the Olympics?

Why are the Olympic Games held every four years? To respect the ancient origins of the Olympic Games, which were held every four years at Olympia. … In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin launched his plan to revive the Olympic Games, and in 1896 the first Games of the modern era were held in Athens.

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Where will 2016 Olympics be held?