The Most Physical Competition In Ancient Olympic Games

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The most physical competition of the Ancient Olympic Games was the pankration. This tiresome competitoon comprised of both boxing and wrestling. The hands were not wrapped in the cowhide himantes. The main confinements on physicality were the rules against gnawing and gouging the rival's mouth, nose, or eyes with fingernails. Kicking in any part of the body was permitted. There were separate divisions for men and young men, however like in boxing there was no weight division and the rivals were picked
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