Olympic Facts you didn’t know

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What is it that you love about the Olympics? The action could be the main thing but if you knew the story behind the world’s greatest event, then you would be better placed to enjoy the whole thing than everyone else.

The original ancient Olympic Games were dedicated to the Olympian gods (especially Zeus and Hera) and held in Olympia, in southern Greece. The first games are believed to have been held in 776 BC. During this time, Jeroboam was king of the northern kingdom of Israel and Azariah was king of Judah (2 Kings 15:1). It was the era of the prophet Jonah and about a year before the birth of the prophet Isaiah.

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