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 often were at war with each other. But when the games were on they hold the Truce . This great Eventually was held In this place called Olympia and this is why Games are called Olympics .They were held once every Four years in Honour of Zeus lord of all the Gods. Adveterly the Ancient Olympics were abolished by the Roman Emperor Theodosius the first who was christian and didn't like the games because they were dedicated to a pagan god but the Olympics we'll always remember as a symbol of human achievement and peace.