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Ancient Olympia Soil Sent to France for the Paris Olympic Games

Paris is in the final stretch for the 2024 Olympic Games, and, for symbolic reasons, French officials have turned to ancient Olympia, the birthplace...

Greece Markets Famous Ancient Olympia Olive Oil

Citizens of the world can now enjoy a taste of Ancient Olympia, home to the Olympic Games, in the form of its olive oil. The...

Olympic Flame Begins Journey from Ancient Olympia to the Beijing Winter Games

The Olympic flame lighting ceremony took place in ancient Olympia on Monday ahead of the Beijing Winter Games, which will run from Feb. 4-20. At...

Workshop of Pheidias in Ancient Olympia Restored

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) has approved the restoration of the workshop of iconic ancient sculptor Pheidias in Ancient Olympia. Pheidias, who lived from approximately...

Fire Rages Near Ancient Olympia in Greece; Residents Evacuated

A large fire broke out in the region surrounding Ancient Olympia in the Peloponnese, Greece on Wednesday. Residents in five of the surrounding areas...

German Citizen Returns Ancient Olympia Marble Fragment to Greece

A chunk of a stone gutter from the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, which was illegally taken from Greece some 80 years ago,...

1936 Olympic Relay Torch Travels from Ancient Olympia to Berlin, to be Displayed at Delaware’s Odyssey Charter School Celebration

September 24 marks the 10th anniversary of the Odyssey Charter School in Wilmington, Delaware and the celebrations will have a special relic on display: An...

Excavations at Ancient Olympia Gymnasium Unveil New Findings

Another thirty meters of the eastern stoa, or colonnade, of the gymnasium at Ancient Olympia, Greece , has been revealed in excavations, the Greek...

Ancient Olympia and Panathinaikon Stadium Owe €4.5 Billion in Property Taxes

The Greek state never ceases to baffle onlookers. The latest blunder came at the hands of the Finance Ministry tax staff, who recently sent a...

Ancient Olympia and Colorado Springs Could Become Sister Cities

Two Greek delegates have arrived in Colorado Springs in order to make the first step towards a new relationship between the city and Ancient...