Once Upon a Time in Olympia…
Olympia was an ancient city in the country of Greece. The ancient city of Olympia was the site of the first ever Olympic Games. There were event such as, running, boxing, wrestling, discus throwing, pankration, horse and chariot races, and the pentathlon. The came to an end in 393 which would have been thousands of year ago.
If I got to compete in the Olympic Games I would be very interested in the horse racing, also known as, "The Equestrian Races". Being in a horse race would be exciting but, scary at the same time. Equestrian races ( Horse Racing) is an event that involves horses, carriages also called chariot.
If you don't know what pankration is well it's a form of martial arts that is combined with wrestling and boxing. Pankration in my opinion sounds pretty intense and probably an event for men.
Fun Fact : Kicking and hitting were allowed but biting and gouging an eye or soft spot with a thumb or finger were forbidden.
The athletes ran from one side of the stadium to the other. The athletes ran two lengths of the stadium. The athletes ran approximately 20 lengths of the stadium which, is pretty long. If I had to run 20 lengths of the 393 Olympics I would be SUPER tired and I mean SUPER tired.
There're are lots more information about the Olympics in 393 so wait for my next post coming soon. Look out for "Day One... Winter Learning Journey Part Two".