The Olympic Games - Greece
The Birth of the Olympic Games
The first recorded Olympic Games took place in Olympia, in the beautiful region of Elias, in 776 BC. There is evidence however, to support the claim that the games had been taking place a lot earlier than 776 BC, but these were not as organised or held every four years, as the 776 BC games had been.
The name of each Olympiad was named after the competitor of the stadium race, which was the favourite of all the events. The first Olympiad was named Koroibos of Elias, as he was the winner of the stadium race in 776 BC.