The Olympic Games were a series of athletic competitions among .... It originally
consisted of foot races only, as did the competition for males. Some texts,
including Pausanias's Description of...
According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced
back to 776 BC. They were dedicated to Olympian gods and staged in Olympia.
According to some literary traditions, this was the only athletic event of the games
for the first 13 Olympic festivals or until 724 BC. From 776 BC, the Games were ...
The ancient Olympics were rather different from the modern Games. There were
fewer events, and only free men who spoke Greek could compete, instead of ...
Competition events held at the original Olympic Games in Olympia, Greece. ...
Only men competed in the Ancient Olympics, and they competed in the nude. ...
Books about the History of the Olympic Games · Sports of the modern Olympics ...
Discus The discus was one of the original events in the ancient Olympic games.
... First, there were the four types of running events. ... Triumphant athletes were
given not only large monetary awards, but also free meals for the rest of their
May 23, 2013 ... The ancient Olympic Games were a sporting event held every four years at ... The
winner of the first and only event, the stadion foot-race was ...
BBC Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games. ... Democracy is
founded in Athens, but only male citizens can vote. 700 BC ... Events at the
The sporting events at Olympia were the oldest and most important of the four
national ... In ancient Greece only the wealthy could afford to maintain a chariot
and horses. ... riderless horses that came first past the post were also honoured.
In 776 B.C.E, about three thousand years ago, the first Olympic Games took place
. ... Only men who spoke Greek were allowed to take part in the races. ...
Gradually, other events were added but there were no team sports like in the