Origin of ancient Olympia


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Origin of ancient Olympia

@Origin of ancient Olympia

The ancient Olympics originated in Olympia, which is said to have started in ancient Greece in 776 BC.
Olympia is the sanctuary of the god Zeus and began as a competition festival dedicated to that god Zeus. Since then, it has been held every four years.
The first competition was a competition, which was different from the current 100m run, and was a competition called 1 stadion, which runs about 191m.

The graph below compares the distances of the four competitions held at the ancient Olympics.
Distance graph
It is a table of the main competitions of ancient OlympiaB
Competition name Competition content
Stadion run PStadioniAboutPXPjRun
Diaulos QStadioniAboutRWQjRun
DolichosRun QOStadioniAboutRWQOjRun
Chariot race SWStadioniAboutXPUWjRun in a tank
pentathlon Sprint, long jump, discus, javelin throw, wrestling
Pankration Mixed martial arts
Later wrestling became a solo competitionB




The end of Olympia

The end of Olympia

Ancient Olympia was very popular.In 146 BC, Greece was ruled by the Roman Empire.
Olympia continued after that, but Roman emperor Nero at that time was treated as a winner even though he lost the competition by shifting the holding year in order to become the winner.
Nero also added a music competition because he wanted to show off his song.Nero won seven competitions, but the music competition was so terrible that he couldn't hear it.









The end of Olympia

The end of Olympia

According to the above paragraph, the Roman emperor decided that the state religion was Christianity due to the entry of other races into Olympia, and the temple of Zeus used for the competition was destroyed as an evil religion, and it was temporarily over. did.

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