Have you ever wondered how the Olympic games began? Well here’s your answer. You can find out how the Olympics started and ended. You can also find out what sports they played.
Why the Olympics started?
These games were started to honor the gods and spirits of the dead. They also were started because sports, education, and music were very important. So they made three games that had sports and music competitions and one with only sports.
Why the Olympics ended?
The Olympians were happy playing their games, until the Romans took over their kingdom and stopped them from playing. Theodosius, a roman emperor, offered money to the winners of the games. The games lost their religious meaning and people started to cheat. The games were then stopped.
The Olympians started with only one sport, a running race of about 200 meters. They kept adding on more and more sports until it was the most famous thing in ancient Greece.
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