The Ancient Greek Olympic Games

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

Events:

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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