Greece for Kids
The first Olympics games are usually
given the start year of 776 BCE, but they probably began even sooner. The ancient Greeks loved competitions of all sorts, especially
sporting competitions. The Olympics were not the only
competition games held in ancient Greece, but they were the most
The Greeks took the Olympic games
quite seriously. Nearly all the ancient Greek cities sent teams to
participate in the ancient Greek Olympics.
If two or more Greek
city-states happen to be at war with each other when the game date
arrived, war was halted for the duration of the games.
wanted their city-state to win!