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they enjoyed athletics, the exercise and the games. also, they competed for the substantial amount of prize money they could get- the word athlete comes from the ancient greek word for "one who competes for a prize"

............................ the above is wrong in that they mostly participated in the Olympics to worship their gods, it was like a sacred duty for them to train and win

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What does the word Olympic mean

What country first proposed the winter olympic games as separate from the traditional olympic games

How did the athletes prepare for the ancient olympic games

What other events were included in the ancient olympic games after the first ancient olympic games

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