Ancient Multi-Sport Games

The world's most popular international multi-sport games event is the Olympic Games, inspired by the ancient Greek Olympics. But there have been many other similar large-scale sporting games that were held prior to the first modern Olympics in 1896 that are no longer held. For more recent games that are no longer held, see our list of discontinued games.



List of Ancient Multi-Sport Games

The Zappeion was used as the Olympic Village at the 1906 Intercalated GamesThe Zappeion was used as the Olympic Village at the 1906 Intercalated Games


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Major Events Extra

The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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