The Olympics began two and a half thousand years ago In Athens Greece. In those days Greece was made up of Several different states Including Athens, Sparta and Corinth and they were often at war with each other. But when the games were on they held a Truce. This great event was held in a place called Olympia and this is why the games are called the Olympics.They were held once every four years in honour of Zeus lord of all the gods. Eventually the Athens Olympics were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the 1st he was Christian and didn't like the games because they dedicated to a pagan
God. But the Olympics were always remembered as a symbol of human achievement and peace.