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Q: Why was the prize a wild olive tree in the ancient olympic games?
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What was the wrestling prize in ancient Greece in the Olympic games?

The prize of the ancient olympic games was a crown made of olive tree branches and food for life.

What would winners of the Olympic Games receive as a prize?

Olive-leaf wreath

In the ancient Greek Olympic games what did the winner receive?

A wreath of olive branches was placed on the winner's head at the ancient Olympics in Greece.

Where does the phrase don't rest on your laurels come from?

In ancient Greek games (as, fo example, the Olympic Games) the prize for the winner was a laurel wreath. In ancient Greek games (as, fo example, the Olympic Games) the prize for the winner was a laurel wreath.

What is an Olive Crown Symbol?

The Ancient Olympic victor's prize was an olive leaf head circlet.

He prize for winning an event in the Olympic Games was?

In the modern olympics, you get a Gold medal and your anthem, plus possibly a bunch of flowers In the ancient olympics, you get a leaf crown and a small bottle of olive oil. For A+ users: A crown of olive leaves

What was the prize after winning an ancient olympic event?

A laurel wreath

What did the winners receive in the olympic games?

A head wreath.

What prize did the winners get in the ancient Olympics?

They got medals.

What was the prize for second ancient Olympics games?

what is the prize for 2nd in the acient Olympics games

What did the first Greek Olympians wear as medals for their Olympic achievements?

Ancient Olympians did not get medals. Only the winner got a prize, an olive wreath. At home, however, his victory would be handsomely rewarded with sums of money and/or gifts of goods, such as valuable vats of olive oil.

What was the prize for second place in the Ancient Olympic games?

A crown of olive leaves cut from the sacred tree at Olympia.