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How much do you know about the Winter Olympics?

Members of the Norway's Men's Olympic Curling Team – from left Thomas Ulsrud, Torgor Nergard, Christoffer Svae, and Havard Vad Petersson – wear their new Sochi 2014 suits in New York. The team takes pride in its funky apparel. ((AP Photo/Cassie Kovacevich, Loudmouth Golf) )

The modern Olympic Games have been thrilling spectators worldwide since 1896, with a heady parade of new sports, political controversies, and record-breaking feats of height, speed, and grace. In 2014 venue for the Winter Olympics is Sochi, Russia. How well do you know your Winter Olympics history?

- Staff writer

1. When were the first Olympic Games held?

Devoted to the Greek god Zeus, the Ancient Olympic Games ran from 776 BC to 393 AD in Olympia, Greece. After a 1169-year run, they were discontinued when Roman Emperor Theodosius I made Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire, and ended so-called pagan practices across the empire.

Devoted to the Greek god Zeus, the Ancient Olympic Games ran from 776 BC to 393 AD in Olympia, Greece. After a 1169-year run, they were discontinued when Roman Emperor Theodosius I made Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire, and ended so-called pagan practices across the empire.

Devoted to the Greek god Zeus, the Ancient Olympic Games ran from 776 BC to 393 AD in Olympia, Greece. After a 1169-year run, they were discontinued when Roman Emperor Theodosius I made Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire, and ended so-called pagan practices across the empire.

Devoted to the Greek god Zeus, the Ancient Olympic Games ran from 776 BC to 393 AD in Olympia, Greece. After a nearly 400-year run, they were discontinued when Roman Emperor Theodosius I made Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire, and ended so-called pagan practices across the empire.

30 AD to 200 AD

 

776 BC to 393 AD

 

1004 BC to 820 BC

 

2013 BC to 1200 BC

 
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