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Ancient Olympic events (including revelations about beach volleyball)


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The Stade - 200m
The Diaulos - 400m
The Dolichos - 5000m
Pentathlon
Discus
Javelin
Long Jump
Wrestling
Pankration (all in combat, anything goes*)
Boxing
Chariot racing
Mule-cart racing
Horse-racing


So it looks like Beach Volleyball was not in there right at the beginning and a relatively new event then.
For those that haven't heard of it, here's some pics to explain what it is all about:

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(* not sure about guns, blades and lasers, sorry sharks)
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This photo also clears up some issues not covered by xxx's original guide to beach volleyball

 

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As much as I don't want to spoil that excellent explanation, I feel the need to introduce our shark friend who might not be able to join in the Pankration event.

 

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That beach volleyball lady in Japan seems to have become a real celeb now. Feel a bit sorry for her partner, who seems to be ignored.

 

Here's a promotional photo:

 

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There should be a rule though that they MUST perform in their uniform. There were some clips on recently where they had tracksuit bottoms on. It was not nearly as interesting.

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