-Wrestling was popular among the men.
-Wrestling could be won by throwing your opponent 3 times or by forcing him to surrender.
-There was 3 Wrestling events at the Olympics. -1st event was wrestling.
-2nd event was boxing.
-3rd event was Pankration.
-Biting and genital holds were not permitted.
-Wrestling was on the 4th day of the Olympics.
-The Pankration event was Wrestling and Boxing put together.
-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.
-Breaking your opponent's fingers was permitted.
-Boxing started in 336 BCE
-Their wear wet leather thongs wrapped around their fists to fight.
-Boxing was on the 4th day of the Olympics.
-The fighters get many cuts due to the gloves there opponents.
-Discus was on the 4th day of the Olympics.
-People gathered around a small area called the Balbis. The Balbis was marked off by a stone starting line and by rows of pegs on either side.
-The thrower could take as many steps as needed before releasing the Discus.
-Who ever threw the Discus farthest would win.
-Long Jump is on the 4th day of the Olympics.
-The purpose of this event was to see who could jump the farthest.
-When the people jump they wore heavy armor with weapons.
-Long Jump started in 664 B.C.E CHARIOT RACING:
-Chariot racing was the most dangerous Olympic event.
-Chariot racers had to race several times around the stadium.
-Chariot racers had 2 to 4 horses.
-At the start of the chariot race the horses are released from a special starting gate.
-40 Chariot racers could race at a time.
-The length of a Horse race was about 1,200 meters.
-The Jockeys race the horses while naked. Accidents were common.
-The Jockeys were often employed by the horses owners.
-There were 4 different running events.
-1 was racing in armor. The others were Stade (Stadium) racing, Dialulos racing and Dolichos racing.
-The Stadium racing was 192 meters. Racing in Armor was 192 meters. Dialulos racing was 2 lengths of the stadium.
-Dolichos racing was 20 24 lengths of the stadium.
-The Olympics honored Zeus and other Gods.
-Winners are presented with an Olive Wreath, Palm branches and woolen ribbons.
-They might have a statue erected in the Honor of the winner.
-Prizes were given the 5th day of the games.