Religion at the Olympics, from ancient Greece to London
Jae C. Hong, Associated Press
Our take: An interesting look at how the Olympic movement has navigated religion from ancient times to the current London Games.
A 600-foot footrace was the only athletic event at the first Olympics, a festival held in 776 B.C. and dedicated to Zeus, the chief Greek god.
For the next millennium, Greeks gathered every four years in Olympia to honor Zeus through sports, sacrifices and hymns. The five-day festival brought the Greek world together in devotion to one deity.
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