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.

Ancient Panathenaic Games

Athens’ ancient Panathenaic Games featured a variety of artistic, athletic, and equestrian events – more than any of the other Greek festivals.

Old Sports from BC Era

The following is a list of some of history’s oldest sports from before the current era, ordered roughly by probable dates of origin…

Panhellenic Games

The Panhellenic Games is a collective term for the four primary festivals in ancient Greece; the Olympic, Pythian, Isthmian, and Nemean Games.

Ancient Heraean Games

Hera - Health and Fitness History

The Heraean Games were a series of festivals held in honor of the Greek goddess Hera. Only women were allowed to compete in these games.

Ancient Pythian Games

Apollo - Health and Fitness History

The Greek Pythian Games were held in honor of Apollo. They featured the same sports as the Olympic Games in addition to musical contests.

Ancient Nemean Games

Heracles - Health and Fitness History

The Nemean Games were a series of festivals that included even more events than the Olympic Games. Legends claim it was founded by Heracles.