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What was the purpose of the original Olympic games?

A.

The Olympics were intended to bring together all the city-states to celebrate their existence.

B.

The Greeks used the Olympics to show their enemies how strong and powerful they were so they wouldn't attack Greece.

C.

The Greeks held the athletic games to honor Zeus, king of the gods.

D.

The Olympics were a tribute to the harvest and a celebration of olive oil and wine.

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  1. Elyce
    According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to the Olympian gods and were staged on the ancient plains of Olympia.
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