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Olympia:The Birthplace of the Olympic Games | Across Greece

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Olympia a sanctuary of ancient Greece in Elis, is known for having been the site of the Olympic Games in classical times, comparable in importance to the Pythian Games held in Delphi. Both games were held every Olympiad (i.e. every four years), the Olympic Games dating back possibly further than 776 BC. In 394 AD ( after exactly 1170 years ) emperor Theodosius I abolished them as they were then considered reminiscent of paganism.

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Greek Athletes Have Secured Participation in 20 Sports at the London 2012 Olympics | Greek Reporter Europe

Greek Athletes Have Secured Participation in 20 Sports at the London 2012 Olympics | Greek Reporter Europe | travelling 2 Greece | Scoop.it
96 Greek athletes have already secured their participation in 20 sports event out of 36 at the London 2012 Olympic Games beginning in July.
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