Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece, the Peloponnese, in the Olympia, as a series of athletic competitions (in the beginning; of the art in poetry and sculpting). Olympic games were held every four years, during the religious celebration in the Temple of Zeus, which was set up 13 meters high, the grandiose statue of the god Zeus. The first ancient Olympic Games were held in the summer of 776 BC. Games lasted until 393 AD when the Roman Emperor Theodosius banned.
The Pythian Games – were held at Delphi, in honor of the god Apollo. Initially held every 8, and then every 4 years. It was emphasized competition in music and singing.
The Nemean games – Were held every 2 years, and competitors compete in hoplites uniform.
The Isthmian Games. – organized by the Corinth, in honor of the god Poseidon. Conventions were held every two years.
On games could compete free Greeks, who were not convicted of murder. Could competed only single women. Athletes were mostly wealthy people. Before the tournament, the athletes swore that they would practice hard, and the judges would be fair in the trial. In games there was only victory.