- Words: 6169
- Length: 20 Pages
- Topic: Sports
- Paper #: 52612985
As Richard Polidoro and Uriel Simri (1996) write, "
Most of the athletes participating in the Games of 676 BC probably came from various Peloponnesian districts and had a relatively short distance to travel. Some participants, however, may have traveled from communities located outside the immediate vicinity. Under the sacred truce, or ekecheiria, the athletes, officials, and spectators were guaranteed safe passage to and from Olympia."
Another important factor to note