The stadion race, was a sport feature of the Ancient Olympics. In fact, it was the first and only sport in the ancient Olympic Games, until 728 B.C.
We have created a series of medals to cover the awarding of the new games called the "Revival of the Pentathlon Games" on the island of Lemnos, in July 2015. On the back of each medal the name of the first winner of the first games that took place in Ancient Greece, is engrave. This collection of medals with depictions of the five sport events of Pentathlon were inspired by the performances of sports found on black-figured vases. A unique medal to be offered as a prize or gift to a sport friend or client.
Dimensions: 7,5 cm x 8,5 cm x 4mm
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was the oldest contest that took place in Ancient Olympia. Until the 13th Olympiad (728 B.C.) when the games lasted for only one day, the Olympics originally contained only the stadion or "stade" race, a short sprint whose length was determined at 600 feet (192.27m), that is one Stade.
The diaulos, or two-stade race, was introduced in 724 BC, during the 14th Olympic games. A third foot race, the dolichos, was introduced in 720 BC. The last running event added to the Olympic program was the hoplitodromos, or "Hoplite race", introduced in 520 BC and traditionally run as the last race of the Olympic Games. The runners would run either a single or double diaulos in full or partial armour, carrying a shield and additionally equipped either with greaves or a helmet.
The panathenaic amphora with the depiction of a running race is kept at the Museo Civico in Bolonia.
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