Nudists athletes better their "dressed" brothers
It is no secret that Nudists athletes have the advantage over their opponents dressed. Ancient history told to us the case when Orship in the course of the race at 192 meters, lagging behind the other sprinters, ripped from his thigh bandage and threw it to the audience. Then he managed to catch up with your rivals and finish first.
Leaders from the point of view of physical perfection - the Spartans practiced exclusively naked. Therefore it is not surprising that, beginning around 720 BC until 393 our (when the Roman Emperor Theodosius, yielding to the demands of the Christian clergy, banned the games), all athletes participating in the Panhellenic competitions, competed naked. Athletes quickly became convinced that naked to compete much easier.
A special reputation in those days was used by the competition, which was dedicated to Zeus. They were held every 4 years in Olympia (just over two centuries, the competition was attended Rome). On the marked field in the presence of a large audience were running races, javelin and disc, pankration, long jump, etc.