The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Kibosh, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long. The stadium track at Olympia is shown here. According to some literary traditions. Founder was a man call Pelops - King of Pisa Began over 2700 years ago ,in Olympia
Greece 776 BC Started as a festival to honour Zeus and other Greek Gods Mt. Olympics was the home of the greatest of the Greek gods and goddesses.Contrary evidence, both literary and archaeological, suggests that the games may have existed at Olympia much earlier than this date, perhaps as early as the 10th or 9th century BC.