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 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

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

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 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.

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 silver stater coin of the City of Aspendus in Pamphylia. Between roughly 450 BC and 325 BC the Greek colony of Pamphylia produced a wealth of silver coins depicting wrestlers in the city of Aspendus (also spelled Aspendos), now part of Asia minor in southwest Turkey. As of 385 BC magistrate one or two letter initials appear on most coins between the wrestlers' legs. www.wrestlingsbest.com/collectibles/wrestuffcoins001.html

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 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.

Greek Wrestling Athletes Throw Pillow

Shop Greek Wrestling Athletes Throw Pillow created by surfsprite.

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Heracles amd the Nemean Lion, BM B621

Detail of an Attic white-ground/black-figured oinochoe (wine pitcher) depicting Hercules wrestling the Nemean lion, BC. The British Museum, London.

Papyrus describes ancient Greek wrestling match – and it was FIXED

Papyrus describes ancient Greek wrestling match – and it was FIXED

Greek Wrestling, Ancient Greek, Greece, Egypt

Pankration - From Greece: meaning "all powerfull" - a mixed martial art of ancient Greece that was first introduced into the Olympic Games in 648 B.C., at the 33rd Olympiad. The art was founded as a blend of boxing and wrestling but with almost no rules save disallowing biting and gouging the opponent's eyes out. The term comes from the Greek παγκράτιον [paŋkrátion], literally meaning "all powers" from πᾶν (pan-) "all" + κράτος (kratos) "strength, power".

Pankration - From Greece: meaning "all powerfull" - a mixed martial art of…

Ancient wrestling match fixed

Ancient wrestling was fake too: Document shows match was fixed

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