The Impact Of The Ancient Olympic Games On The Modern Olympics

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The ancient Olympic Games began in the year 776 BC, when Koroibos, a cook from the nearby city of Elis, won the stadion race, a foot race 600 feet long.From 776 BC, the Games were held in Olympia every four years for almost 12 centuries.
The ancient Olympic Games were primarily a part of a religious festival in honor of Zeus, the father of the Greek gods and goddesses. The festival and the games were held in Olympia.The Greeks that came to the Sanctuary of Zeus at Olympia shared the same religious beliefs and spoke the same language. The athletes were all male citizens of the city-states from every corner of the Greek world

How did the Ancient Olympics influence the Modern Olympics?
The ancient olympics were created by the son of Zeus Hercules and if it were not for him or the ancient greeks (there might not be big sporting event every four years called the Olympics . There are still a few events that existed in the ancient games such as wrestling ,horse-riding, pentathlon Javelin ,Pankration (boxing) and running events however the rules have changed. In ancient greece while boxing you were permitted to break your opponents finger but things like Javelin and discus have not changed since 776 B.C.

What Sports Were Played

Boxing Like the modern sport, an athlete needed to throw his opponent on the ground, landing on a hip, shoulder, or back for a fair fall. 3 throws were necessary to win a match. Attacks such as breaking your opponent 's fingers
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