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The Olympic Games

 

As Head of Media Relations for the Hero Clubhouse™, Bard of Avon travels to Olympia, Greece, to discover where the Olympic Flame is lit.

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 AD.

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.

Did you know the first recorded winner was Koroibos? He won the stadion race -- a 600 foot long foot race.

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