The Olympians of the Saronic Gulf from antiquity until today
The past year, despite the difficult conditions, united us as a nation and gave us many beautiful moments. We all proudly remember the days of the Olympic Games and the effort of Greek athletes to climb to the highest podium to hear our National Anthem.
The Olympic Games begin in 776 BC and are held every 4 years in Ancient Olympia until 392 BC. Only Greeks had the right to fight, while everyone was allowed to watch: free, slaves and barbarians. At the time, it was purely a "male affair" as women were not allowed to participate in or watch the Games.
From 752 BC the prize of the Games was Kotinos, replacing the apple fruit that he gave until then. The olive wreath had a symbolic meaning as it was considered to bring luck and divine protection to the crowned athlete. In any case, few athletes have taken part in the ancient but also the newer Olympic Games. We present the Olympians of the Saronic Gulf from antiquity until today.