Greek Wrestling- was the faavorite Ancient Greek sport. 3 points were needed to win the match. It was the first sport added to the Olympics that wasn't a race.

the Athenians wrestled in the Olympics they held every 4 years.unfortunately everyone participating was Butt naked

Greek wrestling was the most popular organized sport in Ancient Greece. A point was scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out due to a submission-hold or was forced out of the wrestling-area. Three points had to be scored to win the match.

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 faavorite Ancient Greek sport. 3 points were needed to win the match. It was the first sport added to the Olympics that wasn't a race.

Greek Wrestling- was the favorite Ancient Greek sport. 3 points were needed to win the match. It was the first sport added to the Olympics that wasn't a race.

Greek Wrestling was another athletic sport in Ancient Greece. A point was scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out.

Greek Wrestling was another athletic sport in Ancient Greece. A point was scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out.

A Greek marble relief depicts two men grappling with each other. The man on the right is grabbing the other man’s left arm with two hands, while the left man’s free arm grabs the right man’s left shoulder. Two more men watch from the sides, with the one on the right holding a long rod or stick. 510–500 BC

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

Book XXIII Funeral Games for Patroclus, wrestling.

Greek wrestling was the most popular sport in Ancient Greece. Wrestling became the first event added to the ancient Olympic Games that wasn't a running event.

Greek Wrestling Athletes Throw Pillow

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Papyrus describes ancient Greek wrestling match – and it was FIXED

Papyrus describes ancient Greek wrestling match – and it was FIXED

The contract was discovered in Oxyrhynchus, in Egypt a century ago and has only just been translated by an expert at Kings College London.

Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874 - 1940) 'Greek Wrestling Club' From the series 'Hull House, Chicago' c. 1910

Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874 - 'Greek Wrestling Club' From the series 'Hull House, Chicago' c.

Cup showing athletics The Cat and Dog Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 470BC - 460BC; fl.) made in Attica, painted terracotta, Greece, 470–460 B.C. Height: 9.6 centimeters Diameter: 23.5 centimeters Image from:  http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/sport/ancient_olympics.aspx

Cup showing athletics The Cat and Dog Painter (painter/draughtsman; Greek; 470BC - 460BC; fl.) made in Attica, painted terracotta, Greece, 470–460 B.C. Height: 9.6 centimeters Diameter: 23.5 centimeters Image from: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/sport/ancient_olympics.aspx

Greek Wrestling     Credit: Photo courtesy Walters Art Museum, through Wikimedia, CC Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported    Flavillianus also excelled at wrestling. Unlike modern-day versions of the sport, the goal wasn't to pin your opponent but simply to throw him onto the ground. Whoever threw their opponent three times first won the contest. Shown here, a solid-cast bronze artifact from the second century B.C.

Image Gallery: Combat Sports in Ancient Rome

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.

Greek wrestling was the most popular organized sport in Ancient Greece. A point was scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out due to a submission-hold or was forced out of the wrestling-area. Three points had to be scored to win the match.

The IOC has decided to not include wrestling with the 2020 games. This elimination of a cornerstone sport will not be well received.

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