about ten months, the equivalent to the Greek year
Without them the ancient Greeks would not have been able to start the Olympics.
Most would hear about Greek athletes from the first Olympics. Athletes often participated in the Olympics as a challenge to earn the winning title of the best athlete. For training, most athletes trained hard, but most had to run nude. And the events in the Olympics included Discus, Track, chariot racing and other sports that are still used in today's Olympics.
Masquerading as a man, which would be difficult an athletes competed naked.
It was believed that amateur athletes try the hardest to attain feats of strength and endurance. The original Olympic Committee believed professional athletes would have an unfair advantage.
In Ancient Greece, only Greek athletes participated. It would usually be against other athletes not countries. The highest honor was the olive branch crown.
With 639 athletes, China has the most athletes in the Beijing Olympics. The country that has the most athletes that traveled to China to the Olympics would be the the US with 595 athletes.
athletes would be naked.
We would get no results or updates on how the athletes were going We would get no results or updates on how the athletes were going
First of all, girls are allowed in the Olympics ,as athletes and as a part of the crowd. This was allowed since the Modern Olympics started (1896-present).In the ancient Greek Olympics girls would not be allowed to do anything with the. She would thrown out.To answer your Question (answer): Nothing
Four weeks before the Olympics games, athletes would travel to Elis, a city near Olympia. A final selection was made there, and only those who were chosen could compete at Olympia.
Countries don't compete in the Olympics, people do. To "win" the Olympics, if it is such a thing, would be to be the country with the most and highest medals. And to be the country with the most and highest medals, you need to be the country with the most winning athletes. To get good athletes in as many sports as possible, a country need to make it easy for promising athletes to train, and to train well. Provide coaches, arenas, training camps, doctors, dieticians, sports equipment and so on.