Ancient Olympic Games

The ancient Olympic Games had a main place in the days of the Ancient Greeks. It was a time of unity, with a four-year interval game of Olympiad. The participants of this game came from every corner of the Greek world to battle for the vital prize, the olive wreath and the return to their city-states as heroes. But the Olympic significances separately from the success, it was themselves which had the particular meaning in the Games, the noble contest and effort to unite the body, mind and will in a balanced whole.
The games have various legends that make up their colorful history. They were religious rituals in admiration of the gods that were often a test of the strength and will of man.

Ancient Greek Olympics Games

The ancient Greek Olympics Games rose out of spiritual fiesta that many Greek cities held to tribute their gods. There were athletic contests such as foot racing and wrestling, part of these festivals. In ancient era, the people of Greeks get together in the peaceful valley of Olympia to present sacrifices to their many gods. In that time, the event moved toward to include games and contests, which finally came to be known as the Olympic Games.

The date of first recorded of these games was 776 BC. That time, the games were held every four years until 394 AD. According to passed time, there were various additional events added and the games become five days festivals which have revealed the culture of the people. Women and girls were not participated in the ancient Greek Olympics Games. In ancient times, the Olympian victors had received their awards just after the competition. The messenger after announcing the name of the victor had placed a palm branch in his hands. The red ribbons were also tied on winners head and hands to symbolize his victory.
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