What are Olympian Games?

  • (noun): The ancient Panhellenic celebration at Olympia in honor of Zeus; held every 4 years beginning in 776 BC.
    Synonyms: Olympic Games

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Much Wenlock - History
... The town is known for Wenlock Olympian Games set up by Dr William Penny Brookes in 1850 ... In 1861 he was also instrumental in setting up the Shropshire Games and later in 1866, the National Olympian Games ... as a founding father of the Modern Olympic Games, and meetings between him and Baron Pierre de Coubertin took place at the Raven Hotel (as did the feast which concluded each year’s ...
Wenlock Olympian Games - Overview
... resolved to establish a class called The Olympian Class - "for the promotion of the moral, physical and intellectual improvement of the inhabitants of the town and ... The secretary of the class and driving force behind the Olympian Games was Dr William Penny Brookes who was inspired to create these events after he read of the premature deaths of weavers ... The first games were a mixture of athletics and traditional country sports such as quoits, football and cricket ...

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