Ancient Olympic Games were first played in Greece to entertain the masses of people. This is the Discobolus sculpture by Myron, created at the end of the Severe Period. It is the depiction of a disc thrower in the ancient Olympics, winding up for his winning toss.

Ancient Olympic Games were first played in Greece to entertain the masses of people. This is the Discobolus sculpture by Myron, created at the end of the Severe Period. It is the depiction of a disc thrower in the ancient Olympics, winding up for his winning toss.

The Olympic victor received his first awards immediately after the competition. A Greek judge would place a palm branch in his hands, while the spectators cheered and threw flowers to him. Red ribbons were tied on his head and hands as a mark of victory. http://www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games#

The Olympic victor received his first awards immediately after the competition. A Greek judge would place a palm branch in his hands, while the spectators cheered and threw flowers to him. Red ribbons were tied on his head and hands as a mark of victory. http://www.olympic.org/ancient-olympic-games#

In 484 or 480 BC, Anaxilas, tyrant of Rhegium, won the mule biga event, and this tetradrachm was struck in commemoration.[47]

In 484 or 480 BC, Anaxilas, tyrant of Rhegium, won the mule biga event, and this tetradrachm was struck in commemoration.[47]

Ancient Olympic Games - According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC...

Ancient Olympic Games - According to historical records, the first ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC...

Древните олимпийски спортове. Подходящо за прогимназиален етап. Изучаване на елинската култура и старогръцките легенди и митове

Древните олимпийски спортове. Подходящо за прогимназиален етап. Изучаване на елинската култура и старогръцките легенди и митове

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 athletes from any country. Also, the games were always held at Olympia instead of moving around to different sites every time.

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 athletes from any country. Also, the games were always held at Olympia instead of moving around to different sites every time.

Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Games.The Olympic victor received his first awards immediately after the competition. Following the announcement of the winner's name by the herald, a Hellanodikis (Greek judge) would place a palm branch in his hands, while the spectators cheered and threw flowers to him.

Olympia, the site of the ancient Olympic Games, is in the western part of the Peloponnese which, according to Greek mythology, is the island of "Pelops", the founder of the Olympic Games.The Olympic victor received his first awards immediately after the competition. Following the announcement of the winner's name by the herald, a Hellanodikis (Greek judge) would place a palm branch in his hands, while the spectators cheered and threw flowers to him.

The Ancient Olympics interactive website. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 41 #MOHI41

The Ancient Olympics interactive website. Mystery of History Volume 1, Lesson 41 #MOHI41

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