Ancient Olympia [change]
In the past Olympia was very important city. It is well-known due to Olympic games which was begun from here in 776 BC. During antiquity, Olympia was a powerful and rich town. It ruled over the west of Peloponnese. Olympia kept its strength and during Roman period. During the Middle Ages it began an unimportant city.
Olympic games [change]
The Olympic games began from ancient Olympia in 776 BC. They were founded by king Pelopas. They happened every four years, in the summers. All the ancient Greek towns competed. The winners of the Olympic games were very important people. The Olympic games were abolished by emperor of Byzantium Theodosius I, in 394 AD.