Ancient Olympic Games

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

Olympic Games London – Success in the Ancient & Modern World

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Winning at the Olympic Games was every bit as potent to the athletes of ancient times as it is today – it was the penultimate place to achieve success in sport

Olympia and Heracles

Olympia and Heracles

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Lyrical Greek poet Pindar (522–443 BC) tells us the ‘superman’ of Greek mythology Heracles laid out Olympia as an act of homage. It was about celebrating the success of the twelve labours the Gods had set him. He cleared the site associated with the earth Goddess Ge 15k inland from…

Olympia

Olympia

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From 776 years before and 395 years after the Christ event citizens from all over the classical world flocked every four years to Olympia. They came from as far away as Spain and Africa; long distances to travel mostly on foot. They not only endured many discomforts but also enjoyed…