Olympic Flame Ceremony, Arhaia Olympia, Greece

Olympic Flame ceremony, ancient Olympia, Greece posted by Nefeli Aggellou — with Andrea Lissa Zuñiga Orig.

Ancient Olympia, Greece

Starting block in the ancient stadium of Olympia, Greece (Both my parents stood here in 1988 and my son in

Ancient Nemea's Stadium -Tunnel to Locker Rooms.

Ancient Nemea's Stadium -Tunnel to Locker Rooms.

Stadion | Delphi

Delphi -View of the mountain-top stadium of the Delphi sanctuary, used for the Pythian Games. The stone steps/seats at right were added under the Romans.

Nemea, the stadium where took place the Nemean games as a tribute to Zeus Nemean

Nemea, the stadium where took place the Nemean games as a tribute to Zeus Nemean Corinth area Peloponnese

Nemea Stadion. At both ends of the the track a balbis, or starting line, was located. The balbis consisted of a line of stones with two toe grooves. In addition to the stone starting line itself, the balbis included a starting mechanism called a hysplex (above right), which functioned using the same torsion concept as a catapult. This mechanism allowed Greeks to have consistently fair starts to races.

Nemea Stadion. At both ends of the the track a balbis, or starting line, was located. The balbis consisted of a line of stones with two toe grooves. In addition to the stone starting line itself, the balbis included a starting mechanism called a hysplex (above right), which functioned using the same torsion concept as a catapult. This mechanism allowed Greeks to have consistently fair starts to races.

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