The Olympics was a sporting event for the gods and goddess. The Olympics were held at Mount Olympus. The Olympics were held at mount Olympus because that’s where the gods and goddesses lived. The sports at the Olympics were the footrace, javelin throw, discus throw, horse race, chariot racing, and pentathlon. They were held every four years.

The winners of the Olympics received laurel wreaths, a heroes welcome when they returned home, and no taxes for the rest of their lives. The Olympic Games started in 776 BC and ended in 394 AD. The Olympics ended because the Greek emperor Theodosius I, and in 395 AD an earthquake happened on Mount Olympus. The Olympics were important in Ancient Greece because it brought the people in Greece together even if there was a war going on they stopped fighting and the Olympics were held. The Olympics brought all of Greece together.