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the first olympic athletes wore tunics made from Silk

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What did the first athletes wear while competing?

Depends on when in history you think the first athletes appeared. In ancient Greece nude and oiled up was the most common sports dress.


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The juried art competitions were abandoned in 1954 because artists were considered to be professionals, while Olympic athletes were required to be amateurs.


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Why would an olympic athletes be whipped?

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Who thought up the Olympics?

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