(also the Olympics ( trademark in the UK))
1A modern sports festival held traditionally every four years in different venues, instigated by the Frenchman Baron de Coubertin (1863–1937) in 1896. Athletes representing more than 200 countries compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals in a great variety of sports. Since 1992, the Summer Games and Winter Games alternate every two years.
Definition of Olympic Games in:
- The British & World English dictionary