Ancient Athletes in the Olympic Games competed-believe it or not-in nudity. The word "gymnasium" comes from the Greek word "gymnos", which means nude or naked.
== == Ancient Olympic Games included representatives of different city states in ancient greece. Although athletes from any country could compete they had to be free men and had to speak greek. Athletes from Rome and Armenia are known to have competed. It is not clear exactly how many countries took part. Only myth has survived.
It varies but, 10,568 competed at the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and about 2,800 athletes are expected to compete at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Approximately 11,099 athletes competed in the 2004 Olympic Games.
258 athletes from 16 nations competed of which 247 were men and 11 were women Link to answer: http://www.olympic.org/en/content/Olympic-Games/All-Past-Olympic-Games/Winter/Chamonix-1924/Chamonix-1924-Collection/?Tab=1
10,568 (5,892 men, 4,676 women) from 204 Olympic teams competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
At the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Iceland sent athletes to compete in alpine skiing. At previous Winter Olympics, athletes representing Iceland have also competed in cross country skiing and ski jumping. They have won no Winter Olympic medals.
They didn't. Greek athletes competed naked.
At the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games the age requirement was only 14 years old. Many young 14 year old athletes competed in the games.
Australia sent a team of 434 athletes to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It was the largest team Australia had ever sent, apart from the Home Games in Sydneyin 2000, in which 632 athletes competed.