A Visit to the Birthplace of the Olympics After more than a century, the Olympic Games return to Greece, a country where they were born nearly 3,000 years ago. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli visited the ruins of ancient Olympia where the original games were held to honor the Greek god Zeus.

A Visit to the Birthplace of the Olympics

A Visit to the Birthplace of the Olympics

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After more than a century, the Olympic Games return to Greece, a country where they were born nearly 3,000 years ago. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli visited the ruins of ancient Olympia where the original games were held to honor the Greek god Zeus.

Columns mark all that's left of the Temple of Zeus in Nemea, one of the original sites of the Olympics. Jessica Goldstein, NPR News hide caption

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