An impressive opening ceremony was presented with verse, singing and musical talent from across all city states, and Zeus declared the Greek Olympics of 2022 officially open!
Athletes represented their city state in five events. Running was judged for style and grace as athletes tried themselves at high knee running, skipping, backwards high knee running, and finished with the grape vine, requiring great coordination.
Long Jump was taken to with poise and concentration as the athletes hurled themselves across vast distances from I to XI.
In Wrestling, athletes prepared themselves with strength, will, and tactics as they took to the ring; with long-standing champions taking on one another in a battle royale. Great sportsmanship pleased the gods and goddesses as competitors graciously shook hands after their match.
Athletes required great determination in the Javelin, bringing together skill and strength to arc the spear skywards to land point down in the earth.
In the Discus the gods and goddesses were looking for the composure of the athlete, and well as the cosmic spin of the disc as it spun through the air.
At the end of the day all city states came together for a grand finale marathon, in which athletes joined forces to break the Greek Olympics Marathon record. In 2020, the Class 5 marathon runners set a record of 13.38 minutes and in 2022 athletes were pleased to set a new Greek Olympic Marathon record of 13.34 minutes!
All in all, the gods and goddesses were very pleased by the comradeship of the contenders, the grace and beauty of all participants, and the calibre of athletic performance that took place throughout the day. All athletes returned home to continue the celebrations with pride and glistening medals.
Athena (Shosheena Stone)