Here is some interesting information about the Olympics:
The first Olympic game was held in the year 776 BC in Olympia, Greece.
The games were held in Greece till 393 AD. Subsequently in 1896, Pierre
Fredy, Baron de Coubertin, a French nobleman revived the games which
heralded the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games.
Starting from 1896, Games of the Olympiad or The Summer Olympics
were held once in four years except during the World War 1 and 2.
The origin of the ancient Olympic Games was surrounded by many legends.
The ancient Greek concept of Olympic Truce is one such legend associated
with The Olympic Games. The Olympic Games reached their zenith during
fifth and sixth century BC. The Olympic Games were held in honour of
Pelops a mythical king and divine hero of the Greeks. Poems were written
and statues were created immortalizing the winners of the events in the
Olympic Games. Milo of Croton, a wrestler in the sixth century BC, was
the only victorious athlete in six Olympic Games.