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In the ancient Olympic Games only the first was considered as winner and he was granted the "Κότινος" Kotinos a wreath of olive to crown him.

Their names were written in the book of Olympic Games Winners, they were respected by all cities/ states and the city/ state they were citizens provided part of their expenses some times for a life time.

It was a great honour to be a winner and one of their privilege was to ride by the side of the King or the General at the battle field when at war.

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