the greatest Panhellenic festival, held every fourth year in honour of Zeus at ancient
Olympia. From 472 bc, it consisted of five days of games, sacrifices, and festivities
Also called: the Olympics. the modern revival of these games, consisting of international athletic and sporting
contests held every four years in a selected country since their inception in Athens
in 1896See alsoWinter Olympic Games
Translations for 'Olympic Games'
British English: Olympic GamesThe Olympic Games are a set of international sports competitions which take place every four years, each time in a different country.NOUNAt the last Olympic Games she had won three gold medals.