Hello there guest. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Ⲡⲁⲓϭϩⲛíⲇⲓⲁ ⲧⲟⲩ Ⲉvⲇⲟⲙⲟⲩ Ⲁⲡóⲗⲗⲟⲛⲓⲇⲁ The Games of the 7th Apolloniad Reaching the 7th Edition of the Apollonian Games from the modern times, the ancient festival celebrating the old God of the Sun, light, knowledge, healing, song, dance, poetry, sports and youth, is coming again to the ancient city of Faras and invites athletes from all over the world to join. Set up in the archaic era, when native and Leontic culture started mixing to create the current Nobatian culture, the Games were dedicated to Apollo, as a celebration for his powers over light and his protection of the youth, representing what the old Nobatians saw the most important, the New Generation and the Light that gave life to it all. Disbanded by Despot Andreas in 310AD (26NE) for being a celebration of old paganism, in his campaign to make his country the first Christian nation in the world, they were revived 28 years ago at the behest of Despot Gabriel III, whom has struggled to revive elements of the old Leontic and Proto-Nobatian culture, modernise them and integrate them into the modern Nobatian culture. Still being very close to the ancient version of the festival, the Apolloniad is thus quite different from other sporting festivals like the Pampelasgic Games. Offering a mix of sports that were popular both in Archaic Pelasgia and in Proto-Nobatia, the games were at their first two editions closed, accepting only local athletes, growing in the past two decades to become one of the biggest sporting events on the Globe. The International Apollonian Committee, supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport and the government and royal house of the Despotate of Nobatia, wishes to invite the athletes of the world to travel to Faras and compete in the sporting events that two millennia ago have showered athletes with honour and fame across the ancient world. Accommodation will be offered to the athletes and the national teams and their staff and tickets have already been put on sale for the sporting events and for the opening and closing ceremony. Sports Running Stadion (200m); Diaulos (400m); Dolichos (5,000m); Combat Wrestling; Boxing; Archery Target shooting; Distance shot; Swimming 100m freestyle; 400m freestyle; 800m freestyle; OOC: I have not added weight categories for wrestling and boxing only for the sake of keeping it simple. I decided to go with Archery just to go with the Nubian influence, archery being historically quite important in the region. I am imagining that in both of the competitions for that, the athletes would use traditional bows, not compound ones, and like before I did not put any categories for that either, as I decided to keep it simple rather than complicated with differences in lbs in bows. There are both male and female categories in all of them.