The Olympics: Then and Now The earliest recorded date in history for the Olympics. Ancient Olympic Games lasted from around 776 B.C. until 394 A.D. At this time, the Olympics were ended by the Roman emperor Theodosius. 776 B.C. Archaeological site at Olympia
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Ancient Olympic Games lasted from around 776 B.C. until 394 A.D. At this time, the Olympics were ended by the Roman emperor Theodosius.776 B.C.
Archaeological site at
Eventually, the Olympics were extended to five days in the fifth century.684 B.C.
Two discus throwers and a javelin thrower
A council was formed at this time and decided the Olympics would move to other great cities in the world every four years.1896
Pierre de Coubertin
Pan-Athenian stadium in Athens - 1896
During this time, Winter Olympics were held in the same year as the Summer Games.1924
The first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix.
Jesse Owens was the hero of the games. He won four gold medals.1936
Adolf Hitler at the opening
At this time, the Winter Games included Alpine and Nordic skiing, biathlon, ice hockey, figure skating, speed skating, bobsledding, and the luge.1994
February 1994 – A skier.
A terrorist bomb killed one person at the Centennial Olympic Park.
A record was set because 79 nations won medals.1996
The Centenary Games in