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Pythian Games: The Art Olympics of Ancient Greece

Nearly everyone around the world knows the Olympic Games that began in ancient Greece, but who really knows what the Pythian Games are? In the heart of ancient Greece, in Delphi, these games honored Apollo's mythical victory over the serpent...

Gymnasium: The First Gym in Ancient Greece

The word "gymnasium" in ancient Greece, which also refers to the modern gym, was commonly used because exercise and maintaining a fit body were especially important for Greeks. The word—which references a place for working out—derives from the Greek verb...

Ancient Greek Martial Art ‘Pankration’ and Its Influence on MMA

Pankration was one of ancient Greece’s most revered sports in the same way that millions of people love MMA today. It was an embodiment of the ancient Greek ideal of excellence, which was known in Greek as "arete." This sport...

The Roman Emperor That Was Removed From Olympic Winners List

The Roman Emperor Nero is an infinite source of scandalous tales, matricide, and posthumous sightings, but perhaps the greatest story of all is his Olympic legacy. Nero was emperor of Rome from AD 54 to 69, and throughout his years...

Greek Champion Ntouskos Named First Torchbearer for Paris 2024

Greece's Olympic Committee (HOC) announced that Stefanos Ntouskos will serve as the inaugural torchbearer for the Paris 2024 Olympics relay. Ntouskos is the Olympic gold medalist in the men's single sculls at the 2021 Tokyo Games. The lighting ceremony for...

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?

‘Shrine’ in Turkey Turns Out to Be Tomb of Ancient Greek Boxer Diagoras

A 2,300-year-old tomb in southwest Turkey—once revered as a holy Islamic site—turns out to be the tomb of ancient Greek boxer Diagoras.

Petrounias Wins Silver Medal at World Championships in Antwerp

Eleftherios Petrounias won the silver medal at the World Championships in Antwerp, securing his spot in the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris. In a remarkable display of strength and skill during the rings final, Petrounias almost got gold, finishing...

2004 Summer Olympics: Greece’s Magical Night on the World Stage

On August 13, 2004 Athens and the whole of Greece showcased its history to the entire world during the spectacular opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics. It was a night that will live forever in the memory of the...

The First Ever Cheesecake Was Served to Ancient Greek Olympic Athletes

Cheesecake is one of the most recognizable and popular desserts. You may assume its origins trace back to France or possibly Italy, as the fluffy cream cheesecake has become a staple of traditional bakeries. But cheesecake has a very different...