by Helen L., B2
The Olympic Games are a multi-sport event held every four years . The origin of the first race Ancient Greece , and have been revived by the French Baron Pierre de Coubertin in the late 19th century . The Games of the Olympiad , also known as the Summer Olympics , committed every four years from 1896 onwards, with the exception of the years during World War II . In 1924 started the Special Olympics and oiCheimerinoi Olympics for winter sports. Since 1994 the winter games are not anymore the same year as the Summer Olympics.