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Do you ever wonder what are some of the most dangerous and gruesome sports ever? Well I can tell you one of them the Ancient Olympics. The first Ancient Olympics were held in Ancient Greece. This report has everything you need to know about Ancient Olympics. I hope my quality Ancient Olympics report tells you everything you want to know about the Ancient Olympics.
Only men could competed because the Olympics was for training the men for war. The Ancient Olympic athletes could not be a slave and they had to be free a man and they had to speak Greek. Women could not compete in the Olympics but they had there own event called Heraia.
What athletes wore
Once a man got tired of tripping up on togas when he was running in the stade race. togas made people fall over and hurt themselves and they were hard to run in because togas went down to toes like a long skirt. So then men ran in loincloths but even these slowed the athletes down because they would often fall down . But the man still thought loincloths were hard to run in so he tore of his loincloth and won the race . Because men ran naked women had there own event called Heraia.
The Pankration was a mixed sport with two events boxing and wrestling the only rules were no eye gouging and biting. Athletes could do anything else to try and kill the other person. You were allowed to keep on fighting even when the other person was down and dead. The Pankration was the most dangerous Olympic sport. and only men competed. The athletes would be really really lucky if they managed to survive and get out alive.
People made sacrifices on cows as a thank you to Zeus. Zeus has the power to throw thunder bolts at things. when he got mad he would throw lightning at the people that disobeyed him. Zeus has loads of myths like how he overthrew his father. Zeus is the king of gods his son is Hercules zeus has 92 children and his wife is Hiraia.
The winners Prize
If an athlete won a race or an event he would get a olive wreath as a medal. Back then the people of greece didn't have medals so they got a olive wreath .Greece was rich with olive trees that's how they got the olive leafs .A olive wreath in greece is called kotinos.
Now you have read my report I hope you know all about the Ancient Olympics and enjoyed reading my report. Don’t forget that the athletes won olive wreaths and not many people came out alive from the Pankration. Would you go to the Ancient Olympics? By Angus