Pro Wrestling History Nerds

Ancient Olympic Games

June 8, 2021

Brutal combat to honor the gods, the search for sponsors and money, and being handsome and tough enough to put butts in seats! Ever try to cheat with a magic spell? Ever wonder if the amateur status of the modern Olympic games was intended as class warfare against the working class?

Well, strap in and put on your learning helmets, because Nick and Chango have some crazy stories for you!

 

Printed sources:

 

-Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture. by Michael B Poliakoff

-Submission Fighting and the Rules of Ancient Greek Wrestling By Christopher Miller 

-Sports in Ancient Times, by Nigel B Crowther

-The Martial Arts of Ancient Greece, by Kostas Dervenis and Nektaroios Lykiardopoulos

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