What were given to the Olympics games winners?
The original Olympic prize was a laurel wreath.
The Greeks offered a series of games as sort of a sacrifice of entertainment to the gods. they would play these games to sort of show their thanks for their given abilities and the favor the gods had given the winners. Over time it originated to having more than just the Greeks compete and as it is today it is a competition now to basically seee which country is the best. ~DCHSGURL2012