Definitions for olympic games
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Also, Olym′pian Games′. the greatest of the national festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years on the plain of Olympia in Elis.
a modern international sports competition traditionally held every four years but, after 1992, with Summer Games and Winter Games alternating every two years.
Origin of Olympic Games:
Olympic Games, Olympics, Olympiad(noun)
the modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country
Olympian Games, Olympic Games(noun)
the ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC
A sporting festival held every four or five years on the Plain of Olympia in southern Greece, in honour of Zeus.
An international multi-sport event (inspired by the ancient festival) taking place every fourth year.
Origin: From Olympic + games, after ieux olympiques.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
were originally open only to competitors of pure Hellenic descent, and the reward of the victors was but a wreath of wild olive, though to this their fellow-citizens added more substantial honours; they consisted of foot and chariot races, and feats of strength as well as dexterity. See Olympia.
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