The Ancient Olympic Games
The Olympics started at Olympia in 776 BC in honour of Zeus, there were many events. The Olympics were held every four years.
Women couldn’t compete in the Olympics; married woman couldn’t go near the Olympics stadium. So a new Olympics was created just for woman, it was called Heraia. It was in honour of the goddess Hera.
The winners would get given an olive wreath and palm branches in ribbon.
There were lots of events in the Olympics like boxing, reselling, running, horse racing , chariot racing and the pentathlon, they are most of the events.
All the events took place in the stadium. There was a running track and a wrestling ring.
The Olympics have been going on for over 2000 years and it is still the biggest sporting event in the world.