What is Olympiad?

  • (noun): The modern revival of the ancient games held once every 4 years in a selected country.
    Synonyms: Olympic Games, Olympics
    See also — Additional definitions below


An Olympiad is a period of four years, associated with the Olympic Games of the Ancient Greeks. During the Hellenistic period, beginning with Ephorus, Olympiads were used as a calendar epoch. By this reckoning, the first Olympiad lasted from the summer of 776 BC to that of 772 BC. By extrapolation, the 4th year of the 697th Olympiad begins in (Northern-Hemisphere) summer 2012.

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More definitions of "Olympiad":

  • (noun): One of the 4-year intervals between Olympic Games; used to reckon time in ancient Greece for twelve centuries beginning in 776 BC.