Held in Olympia to pay homage to Olympian gods, especially Zeus. Olympia, Greece, was not a village but a site with structures for the Olympic games and the worship of Greek gods.
The Pentathlon was comprised of five different events: Running/ Jumping/ Discus Throw, Boxing, Wrestling, Pankration (martial arts), and Equestrian Events.
The Olympics stretched to become a three day event instead of a one day event.
The Olympics became a five day event.
Emperor Theodosius I prohibited any further Olympic Games on the grounds that they promoted the woship of Pagan gods.
Englishman Richard Charndler found the site which was once Olympia after over 100 years of ruin by vandalism, desertion, and later decay by earthquakes and floods.
German archaeologists excavated Olympia.
Pierre de Coubertin (France) sucesssfully created the modern Olympics after many earlier attempts by others by creating the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Paris.
First modern Summer Olympics (Also known as the Games of the Olympiad) took place in Athens, Greece.
Women were allowed to compete in the Olympics for the first time. However, they could only compete in tennis and golf.
The Olympics was not held because of World War I
The First Winter Games took place in Chamonix, France.
The Olympics was not held because of World War II
The Olympics not held again because of World War II
Professional athletes were first allowed to compete in the Olympics. Before this, the Olympics was only open to amateur athletes.
Decision was made to separate the Winter and Summer Olympics to be two years apart
After the decision was made to let women compete in boxing, women were able to compete in all Olympic sports for the first time in Olympic history.