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In the ancient Greek Olympics, wrestling matches were in the nude and a match did not end until one of the competitors became aroused

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900:  Greek civilization, 6th century b.C. Plinth of kouros statue depicting wrestlers, 510 b.C. Detail. Relief from the Kerameikos necropolis in Athens, Greece.  (Photo By DEA / G. NIMATALLAH/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Bonus facts Greek wrestling (Greek: πάλη, pálē), also known as Ancient Greek wrestling and Palé, was the most popular organized sport in Ancient Greece. A point was scored when one player touched the ground with his back, hip, shoulder, or tapped out due to a submission-hold or was forced out of the wrestling-area. Three points…