There is no doubt that nowadays the Olympic Games are the major international sports event. Thousands of athletes from almost all the countries participate in them and billions of spectators watch them. Equally significant are the economic, social and political aspects of the Games. However, it was not always like that.
Going back to the history of the modern Olympics, which counts more than a hundred years, we see that they have assumed gigantic dimensions gradually. They take shape and develop even more following the dynamic development of sport in modern times. In the webpages of the presentation you can follow the historical development of the Olympic Games, from the first organization in Athens in 1896 until the most recent one held in Sydney in 2000, through the presentation of the events and people that marked each organization.


The Olympic Games in Antiquity:
From ancient Olympia to Athens of 1896