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The ancient event of Olympic competitions used to be held at ______.
The ancient event of Olympics competitions used to be held at Olympia, Greece.
- Olympia, Greece is correct because the Greeks were the first ones to standardize the rules of sports and their systematic organization. They also started sports competitions like Discus throw, Horse and chariot racing, Boxing, etc around 776 B.C.
- Rome is incorrect because the Olympic Games were held in 1960 in Rome, Italy.
- India is incorrect because India hasn’t hosted Olympics games yet but has hosted the 2010 Common wealth games.
- China is incorrect because China has hosted the summer Olympics games in 2008 in Beijing.
Concept: Types of Sports
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