Gymnasion of Olympia

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Mark Cartwright
published on 26 April 2012
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The Gymnasion was built in the second century BCE and was used as a training ground for the javelin, discus and running athletes.

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2012, April 26). Gymnasion of Olympia. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gymnasion of Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 26, 2012.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Gymnasion of Olympia." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Apr 2012. Web. 03 Aug 2021.