noun (often lowercase)
Origin of Olympiad
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The Moscow Olympiad in 1980 was boycotted partially, not revoked.
Mustering a coalition of disapproval for the World Cup should be much easier than it would be for an Olympiad.
Monday, July 15, 1912, was the last day of the Fifth Olympiad in Stockholm.The Most Wonderful Athlete in the World: Jim Thorpe’s Story|Kate Buford|August 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her final Olympiad, Khorkina was once again a favorite, but lost to Patterson by .176.Olympics ‘Travesty’: Jordyn Wieber’s All-Around Gymnastics Exclusion|Tricia Romano|July 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The interval of four years between the games was called an Olympiad.
They begin from Cecrops, and come down to the 160th Olympiad.
It was acted in the archonship of Ameinon, in the fourth year of the 87th Olympiad.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
As to naming her in the same Olympiad with great old Pasta, I am sure that is ridiculous.Letters of Edward FitzGerald|Edward FitzGerald
Ghiberti, who was a literary man, says that Andrea Pisano lived in the 410th Olympiad.Donatello|David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
late 14c., "period of four years" (between Olympic games), from Old French olimpiade "period of four years," from Latin Olympiadem, from Greek olympiados, genitive of Olympias (see Olympic). Used by ancient Greeks as a unit in computing time. Revived in modern usage with revival of the games, 1896.