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Ancient Greek Olympic festivals

In Greek antiquity, athletic festivals under the name of "Olympic games", named in imitation of the original Olympic games at Olympia, were held in various places all over the Greek world. Some of these are only known to us by inscriptions and coins; but others, as the Olympic festival at Antioch, obtained great celebrity. After these Olympic festivals had been established in several places, the great Olympic festival itself was sometimes designated in inscriptions by the addition of Pisa. Attalia in Pamphylia. This festival is only known to us by coins. Tarsus in Cilicia. Cyzicus in Mysia ...

Bull wrestling

In Croatia, koridas are traditionally organized in Dalmatian Hinterland region.

Hot air balloon festival

Hot air balloon festivals are held annually in many places throughout the year, allowing hot air balloons operators to gather- as well as for the general public- to participate in various activities. They can include races; evening "night glows", in which balloons are fired while remaining tethered to the ground; and rides.

Impossibility Challenger

Impossibility Challenger is an event in which amateurs and professionals meet, and try to excel, with records and world records set up. The event takes place in different locations each year, mostly in Europe, and is organized by the Sri Chinmoy Centres.

Motorcycle rally

A motorcycle rally is a gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. Rallies can be large or small, and one-time or recurring. Some rallies are ride-in events, whereas some like the Iron Butt Rally involve days of riding and an actual gathering only at the end of the ride.

Pan American Sports Festival

The Pan American Sports Festival is a multi-sport event organized by the Pan American Sports Organization for athletes from the Americas. The event is held in co-ordination with ACODEPA and the Pan American elements of the Olympic movement. The main purpose of the games is to serve as a development and training event to aid countries with their preparations for the larger Pan American Games competition, which follows one year after the festival. The festivals developmental aspect is also tied in with the subsequent Summer Olympics, which takes place a year after the Pan American Games. The ...

Panathenaic festival

The Panathenaic Games were held every four years in Athens in Ancient Greece from 566 BC to the 3rd century AD. These Games incorporated religious festival, ceremony, athletic competitions, and cultural events hosted within a stadium.

World Festival of Youth and Students

The World Festival of Youth and Students is an international event organized by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and the International Union of Students after 1947. Initially pluralist, the event became an outlet for Soviet propaganda for foreign audiences during the Cold War.