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Who judged the ancient olympic games?

Unlike how our Olympics are today, judges did not come from all over. They were drawn from Elis, the local region which included Olympia. The number of judges increased to 10 (MORE)

Why did the ancient greek have the Olympic games?

The wanted to celebrate the god Zeus and show off their bodies because that was a very valued part of life. They believed that since the gods have given them these bodies, the (MORE)

What was the aim of the ancient olympic games?

The ancient Olympic games were started to honor the sons of Kronos. Kronos (being quite insecure) was worried about being overthrown by his sons. in order to cure this problem (MORE)

What is the history of the Olympic Games from the Ancient Games to the Modern Olympics?

  According to legend, the ancient Olympic Games were founded by Heracles (the Roman Hercules), a son of Zeus. Yet the first Olympic Games for which we still have written (MORE)

When were the ancient olympic games invented?

Nobody knows exactly when the Olympic Games began, but we do know where-- in Olympia, a city in ancient Greece. The first written mention that we know about comes from 776 BCE (MORE)