Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism: Ancient Olympic Games
The Olympic Games of 2012 open tomorrow in London
. Spend today brushing up on your understanding of the ancient history of these international sports. Read a brief history of the games, check out the events that were a part of the original games, find out why the games were revived in the 19th century, and see ancient artifacts connected to the ancient games. Incredibly, the stadium at Olympus could hold 45,000 spectators, all men of course.