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In the ancient Olympics, no medals were awarded. The first-place winner was given an olive branch to wear on his head. The second and third place winners got nothing.

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What medals are given in the Olympic Games?

gold silver and bronze,

What awards were given to athletes at the first olympic games and what awards are given today?

the first olympic "medals" was a branch of olive leafs

Did Alexander the great competed in the olympic games?

No He did not. His Father did and won 3 gold medals. There were no medals at in the ancient Olympics. The winner was given olive oil and a wreath of olive branches

What are the three types of medals given out at the Olympic Games?

Gold, silver and bronze.

What was given to the winners of ancient olympic games?

A head wreath.

What award is given to a winner in the ancient Olympic Games?

A head wreath.

Where did the wreath come from?

The wreath dates back at least to ancient Greece. It was associated with Apollo, the Greek god of health and life. One of its first recorded uses was 2,500-2,600 years ago, at the Pythian games. The Pythian games were the ancient model to the modern-day Olympic games. But winners weren't given medals. Instead, they were given laurel wreaths, as symbolic crowns of victory.

How are the Olympics of today different from the ancient Olympics?

First no one is nude. All were nude in the first Olympic Games. Next, it was only Greece and not the world. Third, it was only track games, and the award was laurel leaves crown not the the medals given today.

What is true of the ancient olympic games?

The question is incomplete. There are no options given (for "which of the following") to answer this question.

When are Olympic medals given out?

Olympic medals are awarded in a ceremony following the completion of each event, immediately following the certification of the results by the judges.

What determines the conclusion of the Olympic Games?

Once all the events have been won, and the medals given out, the only thing left is the closing ceremony.

Why were the Olympic games given there name?

As far as I know it is because they were started by the ancient Greeks and they were held on Mount Olympia.

What awards were given to the winners in the Ancient Olympic Games?

The Olympic winners received a wreath made of a sacred olive tree branch. Another version is that after the contest, the victor was given a ribbon.

Did they get medals or trophies at the ancient Olympics?

No medals were awarded at the ancient Olympics. However, the trophies were given to competitors who came between 1st and 3rd.

What was the prize given to athletes from the seventh ancient olympic games onwards?

a crown of olive leaves cut from the sacred tree of Olympia

Which team has won the most olympic gold medals in the women's gymnastic competitions?

Team medals for women's gymnastics have been given out since the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. To date, the Soviet Union has won the most Olympic gold medals in this category.

How many medals are given in olympic games?

Summer ( Every medal ever given out)Gold Medals: 4505Silver Medals: 4473Bronze Medals: 4774Total Summer Medals: 13752Winter ( Every medal ever given out)Gold Medals: 860Silver Medals: 860Bronze Medals: 849Total Winter Medals: 2569Total of all medals: 16321

What do Olympic games have in common with modern Olympic games?

One of the most common things between the ancient and the modern Games is that most sports held in the ancient Games are now held in the modern Games. Both Games are held over more than one day and every fourth year. At the start of the ancient Olympic Games every competitor, judge and coach had to take an oath to agree not to cheat. But now in the modern Games competitors, judges and coaches don't have to take the oath individually, just one competitor, judge and coach says the oath, which is on behalf of all competitors, judges and coaches. In both cases, an Olympic truce is declared allowing athletes from any country to compete, even those at war or in turmoil. Importantly, the Olympic Games, allow athletes from all countries to come together peacefully to compete in a safe environment and this promotes a sense of national pride for people in all nations. At the completion of each event, both the ancient and modern Games distribute awards. In the ancient Games the award to an athlete would be palm branches and fillets or woollen ribbons; these were tied around the winners head, arms and legs. In the modern Games medals are given to first, second and third.

Who held record for most medals in ancient Olympics?

In Ancient Greece no medals were given. This is a modern concept. They were give laurel / olive leaves wreaths to wear on their heads.

Who won the first gold medal in the first Olympic games?

The first event winner at the first modern olympic games, in Athens in 1896, was James Conolly, in the Triple Jump. However the Gold Silver Bronze system of medals had not been invented, and he was given a silver medal, a huge diploma and an olive branch.

What prize was given to the ancient olympic winner?

A gold metal

Why were the athletes given wreath of olive leaves?

The crown of olive leaves was an ancient Greek practice started at the original Olympic Games and continued in 2004 and at marathons.

How many medais will be given in 2012 games?

There are over 300 events that metals may be earned and some are team events. Approximately 4,700 Olympic and Paralympic medals have been produced by the Royal Mint.[

Which is harder winning a Heisman or winning an olympic gold medal?

If you're very good at football but not at any sport in the Olympic games, then winning a Heisman is easier. If you're very good at a sport that is part of the Olympic games, then the gold medal is easier. It's kind of a pointless question in the first place, but to put things in perspective: every four years, there a few hundred Olympic gold medals given out (between both the winter and summer games). There are exactly four Heisman trophies given out in that same period.

What prizes where given to the winners of ancient Olympic events?

A head wreath.