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Cool Facts! - No Olympics For 1500 Years

  • Olympics were initially held in Olympia every four years from 776 BCE till 392 AD. 
  • The games were then abolished by Roman Emperor Theodosius.
  • The Olympic games returned after 1500 years in Athens with the formation of the International Olympic Committee in 1896.

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