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 The games are held in an oval arena, the length set by the running track in the centre, which is one stadion (about 180m) long. The arena floor is bare earth but the running track itself is made of unfired clay with a covering of sand. This is a soft but firm surface on which to run barefoot. ​ The games are held in an oval arena, the length set by the running track in the centre, which is one stadion (about 180m) long. The arena floor is bare earth but the running track itself is made of unfired clay with a covering of sand. This is a soft but firm surface on which to run barefoot. ​
  
-Only citizens who speak Greek and worship the Olympian gods may be  competitors. They are the finest athletes of each polis who train for years and battle through local heats for the honour of representing their city.   ​Victorious athletes are honoured, feted and praised for the rest of the games and perhaps for the rest of their lives. Their deeds at the games are chronicled and heralded so that all Greece will know of their achievements,​ now and forever. ​+Only citizens who speak Greek and worship the Olympian gods may be competitors. They are the finest athletes of each polis who train for years and battle through local heats for the honour of representing their city.  Victorious athletes are honoured, feted and praised for the rest of the games and perhaps for the rest of their lives. Their deeds at the games are chronicled and heralded so that all Greece will know of their achievements,​ now and forever. ​
  
 == Politics == == Politics ==
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   ;​Hoplitodromos : A race over four lengths of the stadion, 700-800m (760-880yds) run in full hoplite bronze armour. This comprises a torso piece, greaves and a helmet with the runners also carrying a hoplon (shield). The armour and equipment weigh up to 27kg (60lbs) and the race emulates the speed and stamina needed in warfare. ​   ;​Hoplitodromos : A race over four lengths of the stadion, 700-800m (760-880yds) run in full hoplite bronze armour. This comprises a torso piece, greaves and a helmet with the runners also carrying a hoplon (shield). The armour and equipment weigh up to 27kg (60lbs) and the race emulates the speed and stamina needed in warfare. ​
   ;Boxing : Combat between athletes where only strikes with the fists are allowed. Beyond this, there are no rules. Athletes wear hardened leather gloves that are weighted with metal. There are no rest periods or rules against hitting a competitor when he is down. Bouts continue until a competitor surrenders or is rendered unconscious. In the event of death, the deceased is declared the winner and his opponent disqualified from the tournament.   ;Boxing : Combat between athletes where only strikes with the fists are allowed. Beyond this, there are no rules. Athletes wear hardened leather gloves that are weighted with metal. There are no rest periods or rules against hitting a competitor when he is down. Bouts continue until a competitor surrenders or is rendered unconscious. In the event of death, the deceased is declared the winner and his opponent disqualified from the tournament.
-  ;Wrestling : Combat where the goal is to force the opponent to touch the ground with shoulder, back or hip, without striking him.  Points are also scored by compelling the opponent to submit using holds or by forcing him out of the arena. Wrestling was the first non-running event added to the games. ​ It is regarded as the truest expression of strength of all competitions at the games.+  ;Wrestling : Combat where the goal is to force the opponent to touch the ground with shoulder, back or hip, without striking him. Points are also scored by compelling the opponent to submit using holds or by forcing him out of the arena. Wrestling was the first non-running event added to the games. It is regarded as the truest expression of strength of all competitions at the games.
   ;<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​pankration">​Pankration</​apdx>​ : A tournament competition in which the competitors use the pankration martial art. Spartans are currently not allowed to compete in this event, as training in pankration is given to all Spartan citizens as part of their martial upbringing.   ;<apdx ref="​open:​settings:​6d6hellenic:​apdx:​pankration">​Pankration</​apdx>​ : A tournament competition in which the competitors use the pankration martial art. Spartans are currently not allowed to compete in this event, as training in pankration is given to all Spartan citizens as part of their martial upbringing.
   ;Chariot Racing : This consists of races around a separate chariot arena with a ground more suitable for running horses. Three classes of race are run, in which different numbers of horses are used: two, four and ten. In these races, honour goes to the steerer of the chariot and the owner of the team of horses. An owner can enter more than one team in each race.   ;Chariot Racing : This consists of races around a separate chariot arena with a ground more suitable for running horses. Three classes of race are run, in which different numbers of horses are used: two, four and ten. In these races, honour goes to the steerer of the chariot and the owner of the team of horses. An owner can enter more than one team in each race.
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