The Olympic Games were held every 4 years in Olympia. They were Pan-Hellenic, in other words opened to all Greeks. The events provided the opportunity to win Olympic titles (a wreath of wild laurel) and immense prestige.
For more than 1,300 years, the Games vanish from History and Olympia gradually falls into oblivion. Everything suddenly changes when the ruins of Olympia are rediscovered in the 13th century. Major digs on the ancient sporting site begin in 1875 and once again put the Olympic Games in the world’s spotlight. The Olympic
Games take on new life and henceforth allow the participation of women and all people irrespective of their color.