The Ancient Olympic Games

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Please add to the combined class notes on the Ancient Olympic Games under the following headings.

History of the Ancient Olympic Games

Every four years men from all over Greece came to compete in what they called the Olympic Games.   Men would not let the women compete in the games.    It was called the Olympic Games because it was held in Olympia. 

The Olympic Games were religious festivals which took place to honor the Greek gods Zeus and Hera.

Greek Gods related to the Ancient Olympic Games

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