The history of the Olympics Explore the modern Olympic Games General Modern Q&A Have the Olympic Games ever been cancelled? 20th Century Tokyo Olympics 1964: the Games that defined Japan 20th Century Q&A When and where were the first Paralympics held? Victorian The first modern Olympics: what happened at the 1896 games? Read more about the Olympics Discover the ancient Olympics of antiquity Ancient Greece What were the ancient Olympics like? Take a visit to the Games of 436 BC Ancient Greece Q&A How did ancient athletes prepare for the Olympics? Ancient Greece Q&A Why do we say ‘resting on your laurels’? Olympic athletes past and present 20th Century From Hollywood to war heroes: 10 Olympians who were more famous outside sport 20th Century Harry Edward: Britain’s first black Olympic hero Victorian Q&A Who won the first Olympic medal? And what was the prize before that?