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The Olympic Festival started in 776 BC when a cook named Koroibos from neighboring town of Elis won a 600 ft foot race. He was the first recorded winner in the only athletic activity at the Olympics at the time. The date of 776 BC is from inscriptions found at Olympia. There is belief that the festival may have started prior to that year but nothing commonly accepted as truth. It is also believed that the participants were naked in the race but again nothing concrete that can be claimed as complete truth.

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The ancient Olympics athletes names are not known to us today.

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