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All Wobble Olympic Games have been based on the following info.

The ancient Olympic Games were initially a one-day event until 684 BC, when they were extended to three days.
In the 5th century B.C., the Games were extended again to cover five days.
The ancient Games included running, long jump, shot put, javelin, boxing, pankration and equestrian events.

Pentathlon
The Pentathlon became an Olympic sport with the addition of wrestling in 708 B.C., and included the following:


Running / Jumping / Discus Throw
Running
Running contests included:

the stade race, which was the pre-eminent test of speed, covering the Olympia track from one end to the other (200m foot race),
the diaulos (two stades - 400m foot race),
dolichos (ranging between 7 and 24 stades).

Jumping
Athletes used stone or lead weights called halteres to increase the distance of a jump. They held onto the weights until the end of their flight, and then jettisoned them backwards.

Discus throw
The discus was originally made of stone and later of iron, lead or bronze. The technique was very similar to today's freestyle discus throw.


Wrestling
This was highly valued as a form of military exercise without weapons. It ended only when one of the contestants admitted defeat.

Boxing
Boxers wrapped straps (himantes) around their hands to strengthen their wrists and steady their fingers. Initially, these straps were soft but, as time progressed, boxers started using hard leather straps, often causing disfigurement of their opponent's face.

Pankration
This was a primitive form of martial art combining wrestling and boxing, and was considered to be one of the toughest sports. Greeks believed that it was founded by Theseus when he defeated the fierce Minotaur in the labyrinth.

Equestrian events
These included horse races and chariot races and took place in the Hippodrome, a wide, flat, open space.


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Olympic Games


Follows overall Wobble Rules
▲ All of the overall WOBBLE rules must be followed

Books
▲ Because of the nature of Olympic Games ABSOLUTELY NO unfinished books from during Battleship will be accepted.
▲ All books for Olympic Games must be STARTED after July 2nd at 11am London time
▲ A book may only be used in once across all Wobble, books may not be used across Events

Participation
▲ All members must participate in Event 1, 2 and 5.
▲ Members bust be able to read at least 1 book per week for 3 weeks

Events
▲ Individual Events have their own rules and points system, please review carefully
▲ Heat 1 of Event 1: Title Relay must be completed prior to starting Event 2!
No books may be STARTED for any other Olympic Event until Heat 1 of Title Relay is COMPLETED and is entered into the spreadsheet!
▲ No bonus rounds may be STARTED until all events have been marked √ COMPLETE.

Questions
▲ All Questions go to Captains/Co-Captains who have majority in decision making
▲ Any questions Captains/Co-Captains cannot answer may be taken to mods BY Captain/Co-Captain only


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The Olympic Games have been released!!


Event 1 : Title Relay
Event 2 : Page Jumping
Event 3 : Book in to the Distance
Event 4 : Fight Club
Event 5 : Create a Chariot

General Olympic Rules

**NO books may be STARTED for Olympics until July 2nd, 11am LONDON time**


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