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Olympic Games


noun (functioning as singular or plural)

  1. 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
  2. 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 1896 . See also Winter Olympic Games

Translations for 'Olympic Games'

  • British English: Olympic Games The 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.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos
  • Chinese: 奥林匹克运动会奥林匹克运運动動会
  • European Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos
  • French: Jeux olympiques
  • German: Olympische Spiele
  • Italian: Olimpiadi
  • Japanese: 国際オリンピック大会
  • Korean: 국제 올림픽 대회
  • Portuguese: Jogos Olímpicos
  • Spanish: Juegos Olímpicos


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