DELPHISCHEN SPIELE 2009: IMAGEFILM
The Delphic Games were held parallel to Olympic Games in ancient Greece and celebrated one year prior to the Olympic Games for about 1000 years - until both games were banned as heathen Games 394 BC. The Olympic Games for sport revived with the founding of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) 1894 in Paris - 1500 years after the ban. The Delphic Games for arts and culture revived with the founding of the International Delphic Council (IDC) 1994 in Berlin - 1600 years after the ban. In 1994 representatives of 20 countries founded the International Delphic Council in Berlin to start off the Delphic Games of the Modern Era. Since then the IDC arranges for Delphic Games and Junior Delphic Games within a four-year period but two years apart.