A Short History of the Olympic Games

Do you know about the history of the Olympic Games?

The Olympic Games happen every four years but they have a long history. The first Olympic Games, or ‘the Olympics’, began in a place called Olympia in Greece. The first games started around 3,000 years ago in 776 BC. Many people in Greece went to the Olympics because they were really fun.

The first Olympics had games like sports and other activities like reading poetry. It was like a big party and people came to buy and sell things as well.

Now the Olympics always happen in a different country. Every four years a team decides where the next Olympic Games will be. In the past they were in countries like Japan, Spain, and Germany and people from all over the world came to see the different games and sports. People can also watch the games on television.

At the Olympic Games now there aren’t any poetry readings but there are still lots of sports like running, swimming, and playing basketball.

Do you like watching the Olympic Games? What is your favourite sport?