Ancient and Modern Olympics

Ancient and Modern Olympics
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  • The Ancient Olympic games only allowed Men of Greek Descent to participate in the games. Only men were allowed to compete.
  • The Ancient Olympics only had one winner, instead of medals and trophies they were rewarded with a crown of olive leaves that was placed on his head.
  • The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days. In the 5th century B.C., the Games were extended again to cover five days. The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events.
  • In modern Olympics, each country has a flag that represents its country. Both men and women all ages, are allowed to participate.
  • There are now 28 Olympic sports, whereas in the ancient Olympics they only had a few.
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