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Nemean Games
« on: Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 @ 13:17:16 »
Far from the European football Championships and the forthcoming Rio Olympics athletes from around the world have been taking part in a very different sporting tournament in southern Greece.

They are called the Nemean Games and are a revival of the ancient Greek games which were once staged on a dirt course in a stadium over 2,300 years old.

The ancient games were held for 1,000 years, pausing wars and hostilities between rival cities and states not to let anything interfere with the competition – something modern day supporters could learn a lesson from.

One of the four ancient Panhellenic Games, of which the Olympic Games are the most famous.

(See also: Panathenaic Games)