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It is the year, when the first (recorded) Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece. It was 776 years earlier than Jesus Christ was born. BC means before Christ. It means that the first Olimpics were held 776+2012= 2788 years ago.
The oldest recordes the Olympics was recorded in 776 BCE.
The ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. However the first Olympic Games for which we have written records for were held in 776 BC, though it is generally believed that the Games had been going on for many years already. The very first modern Olympic Games opened in the first week of April 1896 in Athens, Greece.
The Olympic games were established in Ancient Greece in the year 776 B.C. They were held periodically until around 393 A.D. However, the Olympics as we know them didn't start until 1896 in Athens, Greece. And we've been having them ever since... If you want to know more, search it on Answers.com cpt._stryker
Remembering that there was no year zero, from 2014 it was 2789 years ago.
The first Olympic games were held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC.
The Greeks in 776 BC.
The games began in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC.