The Ancient Greek Olympic Games

The first ever Olympic Games was held on Mt. Olympus!


Long Jump, Discus, Wresting, Boxing, Equestrian, Pankration (a combination of boxing and wrestling) and Pentathlon

Did You Know?

If they won they would get a olive leaf wreath

They did not do a torch relay

In the very first games the only event was a short 200 metre sprint called a stade

Interesting Facts:

The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC

Only men could compete

Games here held in honour of the God Zeus

The stadium held up to 50,000 people!

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