It was computed by a 5th-century- bce researcher called Hippias. He was originally from Elis, a place in the western Peloponnese in whose territory Olympia itself is situated. This date and the list of early victors, transmitted by another literary tradition, are likely to….
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Produced and directed by Jerry Jensen. Running time: 87 minutes. With the bodies of Greek gods, nine amazing athletes compete in six. They were held in honor of, and the Greeks gave them a. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to BC. They continued to be celebrated when Greece came under, until the emperor suppressed them in AD as part of the campaign to impose Christianity as the. The games were held every four years, or, which became a unit of time in historical chronologies. During the celebration of the games, an was enacted so that athletes could travel from their cities to the games in safety. The prizes for the victors were olive leaf wreaths or crowns.
The ancient Olympic Games were originally a festival, or celebration, of and for Zeus ; events such as a footrace, a javelin contest, and wrestling matches were added later. They were held in honor of Zeus , and the Greeks gave them a mythological origin. The first Olympics is traditionally dated to BC.
Through the 12 centuries of the Olympic Games, many wonderful athletes competed in the stadium and the hippodrome of ancient Olympia's sacred area, moving the crowds with their great achievements. Although mortal, their Olympic victories immortalised them. Of the best athletes who left their mark on the sacred valley of Olympia, some surpassed all limits and became legends by winning in successive Olympic Games and remaining at the forefront of their sport for more than a decade.