The first Olympics were held in Ancient Greece in Olympia. In the modern Olympics only men were allowed to compete until 1900, and then women were allowed to compete too.
Winners received silver medals, olive branches, and paintings. The first Olympics where gold medals were given were in St Louis in 1904.
I enjoy watching the Olympics on the TV, and my favourite person is Usain Bolt who runs really fast. I like watching the running and the swimming.