The History Of The Olympic Games
Started in Ancient Greece as a sporting competition between various Greek city-states, the Olympic Games have always been a showcase for outstanding athleticism and tradition. The Games were revived in the late nineteenth century with the hope of becoming a worldwide event showcasing the skill of amateur athletes. They went on to embody this ideal, and it is only recently that professional athletes have been allowed to compete. The Games have also grown to include a huge variety of team and individual sports, giving any country the opportunity to succeed. In this video, WatchMojo.com outlines the long and storied history of the Olympic Games.