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History of the Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympic Games are not historically documented until 776 BC, but it is widely accepted that they had been in practice from as early as the 13th century BC.  

There are several Greek legends that speak of the beginnings of the Summer Olympic Games. One indicates that it was begun when Herakles won a race then asked that the race be run every four years. 
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Ancient Greek Olympics


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The ancient Olympic games were, as they are today, quite a happening.
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