the statue was found in volcanic ash from mount vesuvius which covered herculaneum. the first thirteen olympiads consisted only of running events and, as with all early olympic competitions, the contestants wore no clothes. the stadion, a single length of the track, refers to both a distance (192 meters) and an event (the sprint).

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