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The Ancient Greek Olympics

Summary: This overview of the ancient Greek Olympics discusses how these games were organized, lists the individual competitions that took place during the five-day Olympics, and details how each individual event was contested.
The ancient Greek Olympics started around 776B.C. This event attracted citizens from all over the Greek world. It was permanently held in Olympia. They lasted for five days. The games were held in honor of Zeus, the supreme God of Greek mythology. During the duration of the Olympics there were a lot of sacrifices to Zeus because it was more of a religious festival. The Olympics were so important to them that even if they were in a war, a truce was declared throughout the Greek world and no one was allowed to carry weapons into Olympia.

Like the modern Olympics the winning athletes were consider as heroes. During the Greek Olympics, athletes competed naked and girls weren't aloud to compete. They weren't even aloud to watch, so they had their own festival in honor of Hera.

The Greek Olympics were very different from the...

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