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The Real Olympics

No event in the ancient world can be compared to the Olympic Games, held every four years and without interruption for nearly 12 centuries. The games drew tens of thousands of people from Greek colonies along the length of the Mediterranean and the shores of the Black Sea when Greek culture and influence were at their height.
The Real Olympics features a reconstruction of the major events of the ancient Olympic Games - from chariot racing to combat sports. Leading experts from universities around the world acted as historical advisors; stunt men, horse wranglers, 40 young athletes and hundreds of extras were involved in the staging.

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