FROM BOXING CONTESTS WITH NO WEIGHT CLASSIFICATIONS OR POINT SCORING TO CHARIOT RACING WHERE DANGER LURKED ON EVERY CORNER, IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY THE ANCIENT GAMES ENTHRALLED THE GREEKS FOR SO LONG. HERE, WE GIVE YOU THE ESSENTIAL LOWDOWN, HIGHLIGHT OUR FAVOURITE FACTS.

Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavor, the Olympic Games were the sporting, social and cultural highlight of the Ancient Greek calendar for almost 12 centuries.

“It is hard for us to exaggerate how important the Olympics were for the Greeks,” Paul Christesen, Professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, said.

FROM BOXING CONTESTS WITH NO WEIGHT CLASSIFICATIONS OR POINT SCORING TO CHARIOT RACING WHERE DANGER LURKED ON EVERY CORNER, IT IS EASY TO SEE WHY THE ANCIENT GAMES ENTHRALLED THE GREEKS FOR SO LONG. HERE, WE GIVE YOU THE ESSENTIAL LOWDOWN, HIGHLIGHT OUR FAVOURITE FACTS.

Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavor, the Olympic Games were the sporting, social and cultural highlight of the Ancient Greek calendar for almost 12 centuries.

Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavor, the Olympic Games were the sporting, social and cultural highlight of the Ancient Greek calendar for almost 12 centuries.

“It is hard for us to exaggerate how important the Olympics were for the Greeks,” Paul Christesen, Professor of Ancient Greek History at Dartmouth College, USA, said.