Ancient greece dating rules
Boxers fought with their hands bound and protected by leather thongs, but - unlike modern boxing - pieces of metal were added to their knuckles to increase the effectiveness of the punches.
580 BC, Armour ruinning 580 BC heavily armed men was competing in Armed Race, two laps around the stadium. Ancient Greek athletes were naked when they competed, to display their physical prowess and also to pay homage to Zeus by showing him how they had trained their bodies to their physical peak.
Before starting the days training or competition, athletes would rub their body with olive oil then dust themselves with fine sand.
This helped to regulate their body temperature and protect them from the sun.
The games was still in honour of the goods so the first day was for preparatory ceremonies and sacrifices.
The next five days was the competition and the seventh day was the award of prizes and the feasting.
After competing, athletes would scrape off the sweat, oil and sand with a curved tool called a strigil.