Every other year, the world's eyes turn to a single chosen city, wherein lie the most talented athletes from around the world who have come to compete with the best of the best. The Olympic Games are a part of a centuries old tradition. The games are most definitely inspiring, and are also a source of national unity. But where did the Olympics come from?
According to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, the Olympic Games were first launched in the form of a religious festival in honor of the father of the Greek gods and godesses, Zeus.