The Olympics began over two and a half thousand years ago in ancient 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 games were on they held a truce. This great event was held at a place called Olympia and this games a called the Olympics. They were held every 4 years Honor of Zeus lord of all the gods. Eventually the ancient Olympics was abolished by the roman Emperor Theodosius who was a christian and didn't like the game dedicated to a pagan god but the Olympics always remember as a symbol of human achievement and peace.