What are some fun and interesting facts about the Ancient Greek Olympics and the Modern Olympics?

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    Ancient Olympics:
    -Athletes competed in the nude
    -Instead of medals, winners won olive wreaths, branches, or woolen ribbons
    -Married women were not allowed to watch the games and were threatened with a death sentence if they did so
    -The ancient Olympics were banned by Roman Emperor Theodosius I in AD 393 in order to institute Christianity as a state religion (the Olympics were thought to be a pagan festival). The games were reinstated in Athens in 1896

    Modern Olympics
    -Gold medals have not been made entirely out of gold since 1912
    -The Greek team of athletes always leads the procession of athletes in the opening ceremonies, followed by the other teams in alphabetical order
    -Women were first allowed to compete in the second Olympic games in 1900
    -The first winter Olympic games were held in 1924
    -No Olympic games were held in 1916, 1940, or 1944 due to World Wars I and II

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