The Olympics were not the only
competition games held in ancient Greece, but they were the most
The Greeks took the Olympic games
quite seriously. Nearly all the ancient Greek cities sent teams to
participate in the ancient Greek Olympics.
If two or more Greek
city-states happen to be at war with each other when the game date
arrived, war was halted for the duration of the games.
wanted their city-state to win!
the Ancient Greek Olympics
Olympic Games (bbc)
of the Olympic Games (British Museum)
Olympics compared to Modern Olympics