Friday, 8 July 2016


It had been 2792 year since the first ever Olympics. It was taken place in Olympia Some of the sports played 2792 years ago was running, jumping, discus throwing, wrestling, boxing, pankration, horse and chariot races, and the pentathlon. It was held in 776 BC. The ancient Olympic Games came to an end in 393 AD, approximately 1000 years after they had first started.

If I was alive 2792 years ago one of the sports I would have liked to play would have been Running because It seems like the most non-death defying. There were three running events in the Ancient Olympics The stade, a sprinting race. The athletes ran from one side of the stadium to the other. The diaulos,  a middle distance race. The athletes ran two lengths of the stadium. The dolichos – an endurance race. The athletes ran approximately 20 lengths of the stadium.

There was a famous man named Milo of Croton. He was a famous wrestler and loved a good wrestle. The date of Milo's death is unknown, but he reportedly was attempting to tear a tree apart when his hands became trapped in a crevice in its trunk, and a pack of wolves surprised and devoured him