of Media Relations for the Hero Clubhouse,
Bard of Avon
travels to Olympia, Greece, to discover where the Olympic Flame
The lighting of the Olympic Flame dates back
to the Ancient Olympic Games which were first documented around
824 BC. These games were played every four year from 776 BC to 394
Did you know
the warring city-states laid down their weapons so the athletes
could compete in peace in the Ancient Olympic Games?
The events of the Ancient Olympic
Games included foot races (stadion, diaulos, and dolichos), the
pentathlon (a five contest event with discus, javelin, long jump,
wrestling, and a foot face), wrestling, boxing, pankration (a combination
of wrestling and boxing), and chariot races.
you know the first recorded winner was Koroibos? He won
the stadion race -- a 600 foot long foot race.
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