Beautifully presented displays depict the history of the world's most prestigious sporting competition. Learn about its core original events (foot racing, wrestling, boxing and chariot racing); why it's associated with Hercules (or Pelops); and what fate befell women who tried to watch the Games despite prohibitions. The sculptures, mosaics, pottery art and votive offerings all pay tribute to athletes and athleticism. Other Games – Heraean, Nemean, Panathenaic, Pythian and Isthmian – also get a mention.