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One reason is the athletes competed, "nude". The second and most important, most of the games required "strength" as a key fator. Against men, the match was unfair and thus not worthy of viewing. Most likely either law, or social mores prevented women from competing. In ancient Greece and like most "other civilizations", women would not typically be allowed to even practice "war like" sports. Most sports are derived from war-like activities ie... running, chasing, throwing, Wrestling and so on... Perhaps there are exceptions to this.. keep looking...

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Q: Why couldn't women compete in the ancient olympic games?
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