THE HISTORY OF OLYMPIC GAMES
GLORY AND PRICE IN OLYMPIC WINNERS!
The Olympic Games combine the highest degree of cultivation of the body, mind and soul while contributing to the awakening of the manners, customs, culture and ideals.
The first Olympic Games were held in ancient Olympia in 776 BC
For an olive branch ...
Athletes in ancient times fought only for the glory after only prize was a wreath of wild olive tree from the sanctuary of Olympia.
But was the incalculable importance of moral victory.
Pull down the walls to pass ...
The Olympic champion when returning to the city enjoyed great prices. Demolished part of the city walls, where the city that gave birth to the Olympic did not need walls, and the new entry was entering the winner.
[In many cities the expected lifetime of free meals and Olympic champion, made an offer and Spiros Louis when he won the Olympic marathon in 1896.]
* Pagkration = [ Fight and boxing together.]
* Oplitodromia = [Run wearing helmet, shield and gaiters.]