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Big sunhats were banned, because they blocked other spectators' view.

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The running track was much wider than a modern one. Twenty people could run at once.
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At the first recorded Games in 776 BC, a man named Coroebus won the stadion or foot race.
The of Greece were often at war. This made travel between them dangerous. So messengers sent out from Elis announced a 'sacred truce' (peace) lasting one month before the Games began. This meant people could travel to Olympia in safety. The were more important than wars because they were a religious festival. The messengers went all over the Greek world, as the map shows.

 

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All the competitors at the Olympic Games were naked, except for perhaps a coating of oil.
In a raucous atmosphere on center court at the Olympic Tennis Center, Del Potro produced one of the most remarkable performances of his career: upsetting Djokovic, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2).

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But if you are in Rio for the Games (or even are watching from home), do what the locals do: Go to the beach. In a feat of intrepid reporting, John Branch spent the entire day and night at Copacabana Beach on Saturday, listening to the waves and watching Olympic athletes play in the sand.

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Some will tell you the first several days of the Summer Olympics are all about the pool. (The Australians have learned to swim again! Michael Phelps is still around! And so are Ryan Lochte’s abs!) There are a bevy of stars, and more medal ceremonies than you can handle. And of course, the smell of chlorine really brings you back to your childhood.

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First for Kosovo: Competing as an independent nation in the Olympics for the first time, Kosovo did not wait long for its first gold medal. Majlinda Kelmendi won the women’s 52-kilogram judo competition.

The Games were part of a religious festival

Blowout Alert: It was expected to be a blowout. It was. The American women’s basketball team got its Olympics underway against Senegal. The final score was 121-56. Breanna Stewart, Sylvia Fowles and Diana Taurasi each had 15 points for the United States.

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Chamley-Watson tried , in which he whips his sword around the back of his head or back, four times but did not score with it. He will still compete in the team event on Friday as part of a strong American team that will be a medal contender. — Victor Mather