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.
Wrestling is a sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground, typically according to a code of rules, similar to traditional wrestling but it ended when one of the athletes admitted defeat and quit. Wrestling to me is fun because I like to body slam my dad my mum.
Boxing in the 393 Olympics is similar to the boxing matches that we see today however, instead of boxing gloves, the athletes had long strips of leather wrapped around their hands. If I was in a boxing match wearing leather strips around my hands then I would need to put my hands in a bowl ice to help my sore hands. I do boxing every Saturday with my mum at the Strength Tech gym.
Pentathlon is an event where athletes had to compete in five separate activities such as running, long jump, discus, javelin and wrestling. Javelin is a sport where an athlete throws a long sword-like spear as far as they can. Discus is similar to javelin but, instead of throwing a spear, the athlete throws a flat disc. I'm pretty sure discus was almost like playing fetch with a frisbee.
During the ancient Olympic Games, men were allowed to compete in the events but women were not. In fact, women were often forbidden from even watching the games. To me this sounds terrible to be honest, it's unfair and if men got to go why didn't women get to go! In the comments below tell me your honest opinion about "No Girls Allowed" rule and what you think.