Greek wrestling was one of the most popular organized sport there was in ancient Greece. The goal was to get three points. To get a point you had to have your opponent down on their backs and hold them there for a certain amount if time.
Greek wrestling was the most popular organized sport in Greece. A point is scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out due to a submission-hold. Three points had to be scored to win the match
The knotted hairstyle of the wrestlers indicates that they are professional competitors, participating in one of the most popular Greek athletic contests. Contestants were not permitted to strike blows, but were allowed to break their opponents' bones.