Walt: about the Ancient Olympics.
2792 years ago were the first ancient Olympics. Being invited in the running section three parts are made 'The Stade' the 'diaulos' and the 'dolichos'. The stade is a sprinting race and the athletes run from one side of the stadium to the other side. The diaulos is a middle distance race when the runners run two lengths of the stadium. Lastly the dolichos in an endurance race when they run approximately 20 lengths of the stadium.
Another section was wrestling it was similar to traditional wrestling nowadays. But it ended when one of the fighters admitted to defeat or they would quit. Similar to the last section is boxing. This is quite similar to the boxing we have today but, instead of boxing gloves they had long strips of leather wrapped around their hands. Pankration is a mix of martial arts combined with both wrestling and boxing. Equestrian races are an event involved with horses racing around a track. There were two kinds of races with 'Chariot' races and just normal horse races. The chariot race involved horses and carriages called chariots. The athletes would sit in the chariot while either two or four horses pulled it along the tracks. The pentathlon is an event when the athletes competed in five different activities such as: running, long jump, discus, javelin, and wrestling. Javelin
is an activity when an athlete throws a long sword like spear. Discus is definitely similar to javelin but instead of throwing a spear they throw a thin disc.
The sport I would choose is the pentathlon because my favourite is the long jump and that would be fun for me personally.