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Ancient Olympics

The Ancient Greek Sanctuaries and Temples of Olympia

The sanctuaries and temples of ancient Olympia are some of the oldest and most important in all of Ancient Greece. Forming the backdrop to so much of Greek history, it is impossible to imagine Greece at all without Olympia,...

The Sweat and Body Grime of Athletes was Prized by Ancient Greeks and Romans

The ancient Greeks and Romans revered their athletes as heroes to such an extent that the sweat and grime that accumulated on their bodies during exercise and competition was a prized commodity. Hygiene and health in ancient Greece and Rome...

Date for 2024 Paris Olympic Games Flame Lighting Ceremony Revealed

On Friday, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games organizing committee announced that the Olympic Flame will be lit on April 16 next year. As per tradition, the flame will be lit at the ancient Greek site of Olympia where the games...

Kyniska of Sparta, the First Female Olympian

Kyniska was a Spartan princess, she went down in history after becoming the first woman to win the Olympics of old.

The Diet of Ancient Greek Olympian Athletes

Ancient athletes accomplished many astonishing feats of sport in antiquity. But what diet fueled these ancient athletes and Olympians?

How to Train Like an Ancient Greek Athlete

Even to this day, the legacy of ancient Greek athletes survives. Modern gym-goers will often comment that their goal is to get the body of a Greek god. Meanwhile, victory at the Olympic Games is regarded as the pinnacle...

How Much Have the Olympic Games Really Changed Since Ancient Times?

The Olympic Games of the modern era were founded in 1894 when Pierre Freddy, Baron de Coubertín decided to promote an international agreement through a sports competition.

Bribery in Abundance: From Ancient Olympics to Present Rio 2016 Games

It seems that there is a constant in the Olympics that has survived the test of time over the past 2,000 years. From ancient times to the modern games, bribery has played a consistent role in the games. It's All...