What culture started the Olympics?
The Olympics Begin in Ancient Greece
The ancient Olympics were held every four years between August 6 and September 19 during a religious festival honoring Zeus.
How did ancient Greece influence the Olympics?
Ancient Olympics originated in a religious way and influenced modern Olympics greatly in many forms. The Olympics were a very important part of Greek culture because it honored their god, Zeus. Gods played an important role in the ancient Olympics but slowly started focusing more on competition.
What do the Olympic rings symbolize?
The Olympic symbol (the Olympic rings) expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games.