Ancient Olympia

By Ben Mazzoni

Today we visited Ancient Olympia, including the Archaelogical Museum of Olympia and the Ancient Olympic Stadium. Our tour guide took us throughout the ruins of the various sections of this ancient sporting area, which housed things such as the gymnasiums (in ancient times they were training facilities), several temples, stones recognizing victories, and finally the multi-use track.
It was so surreal to explore grounds that so many athletes had walked upon. Above all, we were able to run on the actual ancient track. An abundance of students plus Mr. McDonough were amongst those competing. I was one of those competing and it was an exhilarating and truly once in a lifetime experience (though I may be exhausted now). Afterwards we headed to the museum that had statues and other relics.


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