Olympic Games: Meaning and Definition of

Olym'pic Games'

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  1. Also calledthe greatest of the games or festivals of ancient Greece, held every four years in the plain of Olympia in Elis, in honor of Zeus.
  2. a modern international sports competition, held once every four years.
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