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It wasn't. There were a variety of events in the Ancient Olympics. For example:

Pentathlon.

Running / Jumping

Wrestling.

Boxing.

Pankration.

Equestrian events.

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What was the first and only event held in the Olympics?

200 yard footrace


What different sport events were in the original Ancient Olympics?

One only - a sprint foot race until it expanded.


The ancient Olympics had how many games?

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Only athletic game at the ancient Olympics?

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What date was the first sport made?

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How was the ancient Olympics different from today?

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Who were able to complete in the ancient Olympics?

Only men were able to compete in the Ancient Olympics. Women were forbid to enter the Ancient Olympics, or, Olympia, as it was called back then.


Can you only play one sport in the Olympics?

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What is the only sport that begins with an E in the Olympics?

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Who took part in ancient olympics?

only romans and greeks were abliged to take part in the ancient olympics


Is figure skating in the summer Olympics?

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