The Prytaneion (Seat of Government building). Where some priests and officials lived and also the party place for the winner’s celebration. The priests there were in charge of determining which animals would be sacrificed at the different alters. This also housed the Alter of Hestia. Hestia is the goddess that represented the family and Hestia's alter had an eternal flame burning in it which signified the fireplace in the home where the food was cooked. As long as that flame burned Goddess Hestia would ensure that families had food in their houses for sustaining their families. The 1000 years all of the greatest athletes would have been here.