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What are the similarities and differences between ancient and modern olympic games?

Similarities: . We still have discus,javelin & wrestling. . There are many of the same events like racing. . They also held the Olympics every four years. . They don't get money/ prizes for completing the task. Differences: . They used to sprint but it wasn't 1000 meters. . There were world records in the Ancient Games. . There were water sports. . There were winter sports. . There were women allowed to compete and only young,. unmarried women were allowed to play. Married women that were even inside Olympia were thrown out. . The Ancient Games were a religious festival,to honor there god zues; so oxen were sacrificed and eaten. . There was Olympic Torch Relay.
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