Ancient Olympics – modern Olympics
Many of the competitions of the modern Olympic Games are inspired by ancient games and sports.
The ancient Olympics were held every four years from 776 BC to 393 BC at Olympia in Greece. Since 1896 the modern Olympic Games have also taken place every four years, but moved to a new city each time. Medals from the 2012 games in London even went on display in the British Museum before the competitions began.