Corinthian Games

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The Corinthian Games are an event that takes place in episode 1.17 - Winner Take All and are mentioned in 1.24 - Dad Always Liked Me Best. It appeared to be the Corinthian equivalent of the Olympic games.

Events include:

  • Sumo wrestling
  • Shot-put
  • Javelin
  • Gymkhana Relay - (3-man relay race)
  • Archery

Former events include:

  • The Pankration- Dropped from the Corinthian Games after Pollux injured another competitor in the Olympic Pankration so badly that he was left paralyzed from the waist down.

Note: The pankration was an athletic event in the Greek games, including those of Corinth's Isthmian Games. This is often translated as "all-in fighting" (from the words pan=all and kratos=strength), where any method of attack was allowed except eye-gouging and biting, and contests often ended in serious injury or death. Hercules and Theseus are said to have created the sport. - (Wikipedia)

Note: The games held in Corinth every other year were known as the Isthmian Games, and were said to be founded by the legendary King Sisyphus, who held them to honor the child Melicertes who was changed into the sea God Palaemon. Winners were originally awarded a wreath of celery leaves, but this was later changed to one made from pine boughs. - (Wikipedia)