Mary Pope Osborne's
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Fun Facts: Ancient Greece and the Olympics

Did you know?

  1. Wars were called off in Greece during the Olympics.
  2. As many as 70,000 people from all over Greece went to the Olympics.
  3. Messengers wearing cloaks and carrying wands went all over Greece to announce the dates of the Olympic Games.
  4. Olympic athletes often trained to the sound of flutes.
  5. Olympic champions were heroes who brought honor and fame to their villages.
  6. Milo of Croton, a famous Olympic wrestler, was so strong he could bend nails between two fingers and carry a cow on his shoulders.
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