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Sports True or False

  1. The first Olympic champion, ever, in 776 BC, was a cook. _____
  2. The Pancration Olympic champion in 564 BC was dead before he won first place. _____
  3. There were no weight divisions and no rounds in Greek Olympic boxing. _____
  4. Javelin throwers used a device called an ankyle to greatly increase distance. _____
  5. The athlete Leonidas, from Rhodes, won three running events in four successive Olympiads from 164-152 BC. _____
  6. There were never any team sports in the ancient Greek Olympics. _____
  7. There was only one event held in each of the first dozen Olympic games. _____
  8. The second-place winner in the ancient Olympics was given meals for life. _____
  9. One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World was located at Olympia. _____
  10. In ancient times 100 white bulls would be sacrificed as the religious highlight of the Olympics. _____
  11. Most Athenians would have allowed 14 days to travel the 200 miles (322 km) from Athens to the Olympic site. _____
  12. A wreath of olive leaves went to the Olympic victor. _____
  13. The athletic games at Delphi were presented in honour of the god Apollo. _____
  14. The athletic festival for unmarried girls was held in honour of the goddess Artemis. _____
  15. The only athletic festival that did not include musical events was the Olympics. _____

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