Ancient Greek Sports



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 Sports enthralled the Greeks for so long. Full of blood, passion and extraordinary feats of athletic endeavour, The Olypmic Games were the sporting, cultural and social highlight of the Ancient Greek Calender for almost 12 centuries. Here, in this article, we will get to know about Ancient Greek Sports:

Boxing:

With no weight classifications, no scoring system, no time limit and death a real possibility, boxing in Greek at the Ancient Olympic Games apears to have a brutal and barbaric affair.But in reality, honour ,respect and fair play were always at the fulcrum of this noble art.

Chariot Racing:

Chariot racing is one of the most thriling,visceral and danger- filled sport ever invented by man. Present at the Ancient Olympic Games from 680 BC, it continues to capture our attention and fuel our imagination more than two-and-a-half thousand years later.

Long Jump, Javeli, Discus:

From flute music to slingshot mechanics, the long jump, javeli and discus Ancient Greek Games stand out for their intricacy and innovation.

Pankration:

A combination of boxing and wrestling with barely and restrictions, pancration was the wild, no holds barred centre of the Ancient Greek Sports. Boasting men of incredible strength, it became a fountain of wonderful stories and stirring myths.

Running:

From completing three marathons in one day- post Olympic title- to chasing down a live hare, the achievements of the running idols at Olympia were remarkable.

Wrestling:

From lifting live bulls to tearing trees apart with their bare hands, wrestlers were the popular heroes Of the Ancient Greek Olympics.With an unrivalled prominence, the sport basked in its glory days.

These were some of the most popular and wonderful Ancient Greek Sports. This sports inspire to become courageous and strong. Hope you like it!


By:

Name - Avni Nagpal

Class - 11th

School - SD Public School


      

   


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