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The earliest record of this games goes back to 776 BC. The ancient Games were held in honour of Zeus the most important god for ancient Greeks. According to the earliest recordis, only one athletic event was held in the ancient Olympics-a footrace of about 183 metres, or the lengeth of the stadiom. A cook, Coroibus of Elis, was the recorded winner. Only men were allowed to compete or watch the games. When the powerful, warlike Spartans began to compete, they changed the programme of the Games. The 18th Olympics already included wrestling and pentathlon, and later Games-chariot races and other sports. The winners of the Games were heighly praised and honoured for their results. In 394 AD the Gameswere officially ended by the Roman emperor Theodosius, who felt that they had pagan meaning.
Pierre de Coubertin a young French nobleman, had an idea to bring the Olympic Games back to life. With the help of the people who supported him he managed to organize the first modern Olympic Gamec in 1896. Baron de Coubertin had planned to hold the Olympic Games in France, but the representatives from the nine countries that supported his idea decided that Greece was the right place to host the first Olympic Games. The nine countries were Belgium, England, France, Greece, Italy,Russia, Spain, Sweden and United States. They agreed that every four world.
The Athens Games in 1896 were a success. Athletes from thirteen countries competed in nine sports. A second Olympiad was held in France in 1900. The 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Allanta, the USA and hosted 197 countries. The USA toot the place winning 44 gold, 32 silver and 25 bronze medals. Russia took the second place with 26 gold, 21 silver and 16 bronse medalce.
Begiing in 1926 Winter Olympics were included. They were held in the same year as the Summer Games, but starting in 1994, the Winter Olympics are held two years after the Summer Games. The Olympics are governed by the International Olympic Committee, situated in Lausanne, Switzerland.