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Games were an important celebratory element in the religious life of ancient Greece. The modern Olympic Games take their name from the Ancient Olympic Games; the modern Olympics are divided between the Summer Olympic Games and the Winter Olympic Games. For other uses, see Game (disambiguation). ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia The Ancient Olympic Games, originally referred to as simply the Olympic Games (Greek: ; Olympiakoi Agones) were a series of athletic competitions held between various city-states of Ancient Greece. ... The Summer Olympic Games or the Games of the Olympiad are an international multi-sport event usually Quadrennial, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... An athlete carries the Olympic torch during the 2002 torch relay The Winter Olympic Games are a winter multi-sport event held every four years. ...


Games in the Greco-Roman World

Ancient games in the Greco-Roman world included:

In Greece

The ancient Heraea Games (also spelled Heraia) is the first sanctioned (and recorded) womens athletic competition to be held in Olympic Stadium [1], possibly in the Olympic year, prior to the mens events. ... Vase ca. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... Panhellenic Games is the collective term for four separate sports festivals held in ancient Greece. ... The Isthmian Games were one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, and were held at Corinth every two years. ... Corinth, or Korinth (Greek: Κόρινθος, Kórinthos; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a Greek city-state, on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainland of Greece. ... The Nemean Games were one of the Panhellenic Games of Ancient Greece, and were held at Nemea every two years. ... Nemea (Gr. ... Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia The Ancient Olympic Games, originally referred to as simply the Olympic Games (Greek: ; Olympiakoi Agones) were a series of athletic competitions held between various city-states of Ancient Greece. ... View of the stadium of the Delphi sanctuary, used for the Pythian Games. ... For other uses, see Delphi (disambiguation). ...

In the Roman world

Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus on Capitoline Hill, 6th-1st century BC. In Ancient Rome, the Capitoline Games (Latin: Ludi Capitolini) were annual games, or combats instituted by Camillus, 387 BC, in honor of Jupiter Capitolinus, and in commemoration of the Capitols not being taken by the Gauls that same... Secular games (Lodi Sæculares, originally Terentini). ...

Modern Games

Modern multi-sport events, aside from the Olympics, include: A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ...

The All-Africa Games, sometimes called the African Games or Pan African Games, are a regional multi-sport event held every four years, organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). ... The Arafura Games is a Multi-sport event usually held every two years in the Australian city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory. ... The Arctic Winter Games is an international biennial celebration of circumpolar sports and culture. ... The Aryan Games were a proposed replacement for the Olympic Games by the National Socialist government, to be housed permanently in Nuremberg at the German Stadium that was designed, but never built, by Albert Speer. ... Asian Games Logo The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. ... Categories: | ... The Australian University Games (AUG) is a multi-sport competition held annually in September / October between teams fielded from a large number of Australian universities and tertiary institutions. ... The Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos, full name Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos) are a regional multi-sport event held in honor of Simón Bolívar, organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (Organización Deportiva Bolivariana, ODEBO). ... Commonwealth Games is a multi-sport event held every four years involving the elite athletes of The Commonwealth. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ... The Central American and Caribbean Games are the oldest continuing regional games. ... Current flag of the Commonwealth Games Federation Locations of the games, and participating countries Commonwealth Games Federation seal, adopted in 2001 The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event. ... The Commonwealth Youth Games are a mini version of the Commonwealth Games aimed at children and young people. ... A woodcut from 1636 depicting the Cotswold Games The Cotswold Games were an annual public celebration of games and sports held in the Cotswolds in England. ... The East Asian Games is a multi-sport event held every four years since 1993 among athletes from East Asian countries. ... The World Equestrian Games are the major international championships for equestrianism, considered by many horsemen to be more important than the Olympics, and administered by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). ... The Friendship Games or Druzhba Games was an international multisport event that was held in 1984 in six different cities. ... Gaelic games are the native sports of Ireland: principally Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie. ... Member countries The Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) (Jeux des Petits Etats dEurope, Giochi dei Piccoli Stati DEuropa, Smáþjóðaleikar Evrópu, Juegos de los Pequeños Estados de Europa) is a biannual multi-sport event, that has been organized by the National Olympic... The Federation of Gay Games logo The Gay Games is the worlds largest sporting and cultural event organized by and specifically for LGBT athletes, artists, musicians, and others. ... Logo of the 2nd Games in Seattle The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition, created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s. ... Opening ceremonies of 2004 Canmore Highland games Highland games are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture and heritage, especially that of the Scottish Highlands. ... The Community Games is an annual sporting competition held in Ireland for children up to 16 that finishs in a national finals every August were over 6,000 children compete for their area, town, county and provience. ... The flag of the Francophone Games The Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games in English) are a combination of artistic and sporting events for French speaking nations, held every four years since 1989, partly as a counterweight to the Commonwealth Games. ... Lusophony Games (Lusofonia Games according to the official spelling of the Games Organization Committee) or Jogos da Lusofonia (in Portuguese) is a multinational multi-sport event, organized by the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees (ACOLOP) to enhance the members unity and promote their cooperation relationships. ... The Maccabiah Games (Hebrew: ) is an international Jewish athletic event similar to the Olympics. ... The Mediterranean Games are a multi-sport games held every four years for nations bordering the Mediterranean Sea. ... A U.S. vs. ... The Nordic Games was the first international multi-sport event that focused primarily on winter sports, and was held at varying intervals between 1901 and 1926. ... The Pacific Games (formerly known as the South Pacific Games) is a multi-sport event, much like the Olympics, (albeit on a much smaller scale), with participation exclusively from countries around the South Pacific. ... The Pan American Games are a multi-sport event, held every four years between competitors from all nations of the Americas. ... The Pan Arab Games are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from the Arab world. ... Logo/flag of the Pan-Armenian Games The Pan-Armenian Games are are a multi-sport event, held between ethnic Armenian competitors from the Armenian diaspora and Armenia. ... Silver 2004 The Paralympic Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with physical, mental and sensorial disabilities. ... The South American Games (a. ... South Asian Games(also known as SAF Games or SAG & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games) are a bi-annual multi-sport event held in South Asia. ... The Southeast Asian Games Federation logo and flag The Southeast Asian Games (also known as the SEA Games), is a biannual multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Special Olympics. ... The National Congress of State Games is an organization comprised of 37 Summer State Games and 14 Winter State Games. ... IWGA logo The World Games, first held in 1981, are an international multi-sport event, meant for sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. ... World Air Games World Air Games (WAG) is an international air sports event organized by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation - FAI), inspired by the Olympic Games and held every four years. ... The World Wheelchair and Amputee Games, formerly known as the Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Games, the Stoke Mandeville Games, and the World Wheelchair Games, are a multi-sport, multi-disability athletic competition for athletes with a disability. ... Image File history File links Disambig_gray. ...

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