- Greco-Roman Hoop Rolling
Hoop rolling was a sporty Greco-Roman game played by both youths and adults. Using a short stick, they would roll a hoop for as long as possible.
- Greco-Roman Skamma (Wrestling Pit)
The skamma was the “wrestling pit” in Ancient Greece, used in Greco-Roman stadiums for combat sports and the long jump.
- Greek Boxing Equipment
The main piece of boxing equipment ancient Greek fighters typically wore was a pair of hand wraps with sharp-edged leather to cut their opponent’s face.
- Greek Diaulos (Race)
The Greek diaulos was a two-lap sprint around 200 meters. It was the second sport to be featured in the ancient Olympic Games.
- Greek Discus
The Greek discus was a bronze plate used in ancient Olympic Games. Athletes would compete for the longest thrown distance.
- Greek Dolichos (Race)
The dolichos was an ancient Greek footrace held at the Olympic Games. It was an endurance race of 18-24 laps on the stadion – about 3 miles.
- Greek Episkyros (Ball Game)
Episkyros, like American football, required a lot of strength and agility. It was a somewhat dangerous sport, with occasional broken bones
- Greek Gymnasium
The ancient Greek gymnasium was a bastion of physical education where men could train under the supervision of seasoned athletes.
- Greek Halteres
Halteres were ancient Greek sporting tools with similarities to the modern dumbbell. They were primarily used in the long jump.
- Greek Hoplite Armor
The Greek hoplite armor used in the ancient hoplitodromos race consisted of bronze greaves, a helmet, and a large wooden shield.
- Greek Hoplitodromos (Race)
The hoplitodromos was an encumbered foot race held by the ancient Greeks. Competitors had to sprint while wearing around 50 pounds of armor.
- Greek Javelin
The Greek javelin, though primarily used for war and hunting, was a recognizable icon within ancient Greek athletic culture.
- Greek Palaestra
The palaestra was an ancient Greek athletic establishment for combat sports. It was a central icon within the life of the Greek man.
- Greek Palé (Wrestling)
Greek wrestling, palé, was the first non-running event added to the Ancient Olympics, though likely practiced for centuries beforehand.
- Greek Pankration
Pankration was a violent, unrestrained Greek combat sport with elements from boxing and wrestling. Almost no rules meant fighters could kill.
- Greek Pentathlon
The ancient Greek pentathlon was a multi-faceted Olympic event with high athletic demand – discus, javelin, long jump, sprinting, and wrestling.
- Greek Pygmachia (Boxing)
Pygmachia was a wildly popular Greek boxing sport with brutal and bloody fighting techniques, occasionally leading to deaths in the pit.
- Greek Stadion (Race)
The Greek stadion was a highly celebrated footrace and the first event to be held at the ancient Olympic Games.
- Greek Stadium
The ancient Greek stadium hosted Panhellenic festivals in different regions, such as the ancient Olympic Games and Panathenaic Games.
- Greek Strigil
The strigil was an ancient Greco-Roman tool used to scrape oil, dirt, perspiration, and other contaminants off the skin.