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The Ancient Olympic games were a treat for Greek spectators with 24 hour barbeques and famous historians like Herodotus reciting their new historical work.

The many thousand spectators were mostly male, relishing the various elements of the games, like the sacrifice of a 100 cows to Zeus, covering their appetite for meat.

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Diagoras of Rhodes was the winner in the 79th Olympiad in 464BC. He was 2.2m tall and thought to be the son of a god. He never swayed out of the way of his opponent's punches.

Diagoras died on the same day that his sons won their own Olympic titles. First, his one son claimed the boxing title and then the other the pankration crown. When the crowd lifted the old champion on their shoulders, one in the group shouted, "It doesn't get better than this. You may as well die now." Which he did.

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Olympia, the birthplace of the Olympic Games, has an altar and temple of the Goddess of Birth And Marriage: Hera Delos.

The Olympic Torch was lit using a hollow mirror, known as the Skaphia. The flame is kept burning throughout the games to signify peace and purity.

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