Stadium at Olympia
|Surface||Grass, Stones, dirt|
|Closed||776 BC through 393 AD|
2004 Summer Olympics |
The physical landmarks of the Stadium are 212.54 meters long and 30-34 meters wide, and it served mainly for running races that determined the fastest person in the world. The track was made of hard-packed clay to serve as traction for the people competing in the running events. Like in current day athletics, a white block was placed on one end of the track where the athletes would line up to place their feet and got ready to start of the race. The white block was used to align all the athletes so they would all run the same distance. 
- 2004 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. p. 242.
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