The olympics began over two and 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 game were on they held truce. This great event was held at a place called Olympia. And this why the games are called the Olympics.They were once every four years an honour of Zeus lord of all the gods. Eventually the Olympics were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the first who was a christian and didn't like games because they were dedicated to An pagan god . But the Olympic will alway remembered as a symbol of Human achievement and price.