Reason for the Games
The reason for the games were simple, to honor the Greek god Zeus. Before sporting events were only used to represent funeral rituals. Then ancient Greeks believe the ancient games we started by Zeus in order to celebrate his victory over Kronos.
How did they return?
The games took over 1500 years to return. The question is, why? The answer is because of Barron Pierre. A Frenchman who proposed the idea in 1894. Originally, the first modern day games were to begin in 1900, to mark the beginning of a new century, but the leaders of other countries were so excited, the decided to move up the first games to 1896. Thus the modern games were born.