Additional Text: Top Medal Rankings by Country and Athlete
In contrast to the elegant, peaceful ceremonies of today, the first Olympic games held in ancient Greece were often brutal competitions marked by blood and violence. The History Channel's 3-part documentary THE FIRST OLYMPICS: BLOOD, HONOR, AND GLORY chronicles the history of the ancient sporting events, from boxing to wrestling and a particularly savage form of unrestrained fighting known as Pankration. Includes the programs THE FIRST OLYMPICS, BLOOD AND HONOR AT THE FIRST OLYMPICS, and THE GREEK GODS.
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