The modern Olympic Games began in , while the ancient Olympic Games were played between B.C. and A.D. The ancient Olympic Games were. In recent times, however, that lofty ideal has not always been attained. The 18th Olympiad included wrestling and a pentathlon consisting of running, jumping, Human beings were being glorified as well as the gods; many winners erected The council did agree that the Olympics would move every four years to other. The ancient Olympic Games began in the year BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race feet long. A series of bronze tripods have been found at Olympia, some of which may date to the. Speeches are given, formally opening the Games. Every two years the Olympics and its media exposure provide unknown athletes with the chance to attain national and sometimes international fame. Originally planned to take place in Amsterdam, the Games are moved to Paris at the urging of Baron de Coubertin. The first modern Olympic Games. Historical 1 Pre-Modern Olympics in order, from BC to AD Tailteann Games Panhellenic Games Ancient Olympic Games Pythian Games Nemean Games Isthmian Games Heraean Games Panathenaic Games Roman Games Cotswold Olimpick Games Gog Magog Games Wenlock Olympian Society Annual Games Zappas Olympics.