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The Events Programme

Day 1

o Swearing-in ceremony for all competitors
and judges in the Bouleuterion (Council
House) before the alter and statue of Zeus
Horkios (Zeus of the Oaths).
o Contests for the heralds and trumpeters
held near the stadium entrance.
o Boys' running, wrestling, and boxing

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Day 3

o Procession of the hellanodikai (judge),
ambassadors from the Greek states,
competitors in all events and sacrificial
animals round the Altis to the Great Alter
in front of the Temple of Zeus, followed by
the official sacrifice of 100 oxen given by
the people of Elis.


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