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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

Example Sentences Including 'Olympic Games'

America's apathy towards the US track and field trials did not prevent another exhaustive gold sweep at the Sydney Olympic Games.
Irish Times (2002)
Governments will have an additional two years, until the Winter Olympic Games in Turin in 2006, to create legislation enshrining the code.
Globe and Mail (2003)
In September 1988 the Princess Royal and part of her staff spent three weeks in the Far East during the period of the Olympic Games.
Hoey, Brian Anne - The Princess Royal
Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe is steeling herself for the biggest performance of her life at the Olympic Games.
Liverpool Daily Post and Echo (2004)
Sarah was the new face within the British eventing team and would have been competing at her first Olympic Games.
Country Life (2004)


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