A Brief Review of the Olympics from Greece 776 BC To London 2012

About three millennia ago free Greek males began gathering for racing contests in honor of Zeus.  The race was called a stade, roughly 180 meters. Heracles, son of Zeus, founded the games for men. Women were not allowed at these contests. Based on legend and myth, Hera, Queen of the Gods, instituted a festival for … Continue reading A Brief Review of the Olympics from Greece 776 BC To London 2012