What Games Were Played in the Ancient Olympics?


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According to historical records, the first Olympic Games were held in Olympia, Greece in 776 BC. They were usually held every four years until 394 AD, when they were suppressed by Theodosius I.
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Some of the games that were played in ancient Olympics included: running, wrestling, boxing, equestrian events and pankration among others. The ancient Olympics were quite different from the modern Games. Events were fewer and only free Greek men could compete.
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