The Olympic Games are an important international event featuring summer and winter sports. Olympic Games are held every two years, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games taking turns. Each seasonal games happens every four years. Originally, the ancient Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 5th century AD. The first "modern" Olympics happened in 1896 in Athens, Greece. People choose to play in the Olympics to represent the place they are from.