History Channel - Ancient Olympics: Let The Games Begin (2004)
DVDRip | 720 x 528 | .AVI/DivX @ 2088 Kbps | 51mn 46s | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 848 MB
Genre: Documentary, History
The ancient Games, like our modern Olympics, included champions and cheaters, glory and scandals, bitter rivalries and contests of strength, speed and savage combat. Set in 448 BC when the pounding of horse's hooves and the brutal hand-to-hand combat could be heard and seen by the crowds that filled the Olympic stadium. This one-hour special event follows the glory and corruption of the arc of a single, five-day Olympiad. The competitions include chariot racing, running, jumping, discus, javelin and two man-to-man combat finals-boxing and pankration, a form of extreme fighting in which death was not uncommon.