The Olympic Games have been an important series of sporting events since the year 776 BCE; counting for 2788 years of tough competition for honour and laurel leaves. Throughout the years it has grown ...
and flourished out of Olympia unto the rest of the world, evolving in unprecedented ways as new technology became more accessible.
We have assembled some of the most important events, going back as early as 150 BCE, in technological milestones covering everything from the first mechanical calendar whose origins are still shrouded in mystery, to eco-conscious setups and server farms big enough to challenge the keenest Farmville fanatic.
The track is ready for you to conquer as we circle round the world visiting some of the biggest venues in Olympic history and the mark they have left on this important sporting event.
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