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Olympische Spiele: Zeitlinie

776 BC
Considered Official date of Olympic Games, Korebos (or Coroebus) of Elis sprint race winner. The first winner.

748 BC
Kotinos Prize from sacred olive tree

724 BC
Diaulos

720 BC
Dolichos, Orsippus probably the first nude runner

708 BC
Pentathlon

688 BC
Boxing

680 BC
Chariot Race, four horses tethtrippon

648 BC
Pankration

632 BC
Events for boys

594 BC
Athens starts special training program to stop Spartan athletes dominance

586 BC
Pythian Games in honour of Apollo in Delphi

532-516 BC
Milon of Crotona dominates in wrestling

520 BC
Hoplitodromos

472 BC
Games extended to 5 days

396 BC
contests for heralds and trumpeters

356 BC

Philipp II, King of Macedon, victory in horse races

around 100 BC

End of Pythian Games

4 BC

Tiberius (later Imperator of Rome) winner of the tethrippon game (4 horses race)

65 AD

Nero participates in the Olympic Games. He orders the Games to start 2 years earlier

385 AD
Zoppyrus of Athens in Pancration the last known athletes

393 AD
Christian
Emperor Theodosius I abolished the Greek Olympic Games, with 293 Olympic Games had been held.

426 AD
Christian
Emperor Theodosius II ordered the destruction of all Olympic temples. The temples in Olympia were set in fire.

1569

One of the first reports of the Olympic Games after 1100 years in the book De arte gymnastica of Mercurialis, Italy

1592

Petrus Faber recommends the start again of Olympic Games in his book Agonisticon

1612
Robert Dover in England tries to revive the Games with events close to Birminghman, the so-called Olimpick Games upon Cotswold Hills.

1766
Richard Chandler discovers ancient Olympia

1892

Pierre de Coubertin recommends the rebirth of the Olympic Games

1896
Olympic Games start again in Athens.

1900
Paris, France

1904
St. Louis, USA

1906
Athens, Greece*(not official per IOC)

1908
London, England

1912
Stockholm, Sweden, George Patton, the later famous general in World War II finishes 5th in the Pentathlon

1916
Olympic Games planned in Berlin are canceled due to World War I, the Games are replaced by a German event with “military sport” like races carrying a gun

1920
Antwerp, Belgium

1924
Paris, France, Johnny Weissmuller wins 3 gold and 1 bronze. Later he plays Tarzan in various films.

1928
Amsterdam, Holland

1932
Los Angeles, USA

1936
Berlin, Germany ,Torch Relay

1948
London, England

1952
Helsinki, Finland

1956
Melbourne, Australia

1960
Rome, Italy

1964
Tokyo, Japan

1968
Mexico City, Mexico , protest of American Black Athletes for racial problems

1972
Munich, Germany ,11 Israeli Athletes were killed by Arabs.

1976
Montreal, Canada

1980
Moscow, Soviet Union, Games boycotted by USA and others due to Afghanistan war.

1984
Los Angeles, USA , Soviets and others boycott due to USA involvement in Nicaragua.

1988
Seoul, South Korea

1992
Barcelona, Spain

1996
Atlanta, USA

2000
Sydney, Australia

2004
Athens, Greece

2008
Games in Beijing China

2012

London, England

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