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Example: Olympiad 140, year 1 = 220/219 BC; year 2 = 219/218 BC; year 3 = 218/217 BC; year 4 = 217/216 BC.
Therefore, the games would have been held in July/August of 220 BC and held the next time in July/August of 216 BC, after four olympic years had been completed.
A modern Olympiad refers to a four-year period beginning January 1 of a year in which the Summer Olympics are due to occur.
The first modern Olympiad began in 1896, the second in 1900, and so on (the 31st began in 2016: see the Olympic Charter).
Converting to the modern BC/AD dating system the first Olympiad began in the summer of 776 BC and lasted until the summer of 772 BC, when the second Olympiad would begin with the commencement of the next games.
The Olympiads are numbered consecutively from the first Games of the Olympiad celebrated in Athens in 1896., Olympiás) is a period of four years associated with the Olympic Games of the Ancient Greeks.