Nothing, the Greeks believed the human body was beautiful. And therefore many of the competitors wore little or nothing during the Olympics, artifacts discovered like vases and drawing depict competitors in the nude.
They won olive branches, though these olive branches were very important, as the victors in these events were paraded through streets, with their name being as famous as their face. Their faces were so famous that they were sculpted into statues, which explains the nudity of many of these monuments, as the Olympics were performed in the buff. Also, in addition to statues, the winners of these games were given a great amount of money, as each winning won the man (as all competitors were young men) a small fortune. The competitors were nude for the purpose of glorifying the perfection of the human body, as perfectly fit and muscular bodies were statues in action.
because the Greeks believed in the beauty of the human body did you know that origianlly in the Olympics only men could compete and only men could watch because the competitors were all nude.
approximately how many competitors will compete at the london olympic games?
10,942 competitors (according to the BBC)
There are a total of 380 competitors in 23 sports competing for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
4 of them