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Asterix at the Olympic Games

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    René Goscinny(Author) Albert Uderzo(Illustrator)

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The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?

A brilliant satire (The Times)

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  • By Joe on 13 June 2017

    My childhood relived.

  • By Guest on 7 August 2017

    Arrived fast and as described

  • By Jean O on 28 March 2017

    Perfectly clean, excellent condition.Very pleased.

  • By SofaJockey on 3 September 2004

    'Asterix at the Olympic Games' is the 12th of 31 adventures published between 1961and 2001; This adventure is from 1968, now re-released in a re-inked and re-coloured edition. The story is set in the time of the ancient Athens Olympics (and this review is written during the modern Athens Olympics). The Gauls travel to Greece to compete in the Games, intending to win a Palm of Victory with the use of their magic potion. A classic adventure, which I would rate in the top 10 stories. Highlights include the Gauls travelling to Greece, behaving as if they are on an 18-90 holiday; The demoralising of the Roman athletes; The picturesque descriptions of the local Greek populace and the Olympic stadia. There is satirical comment on drug taking in Sport, and thirty years after first reading this book, I finally got the joke about the athlete from Rhodes. This adventure is so good because it has a strong story, in which not everything appears to go the Gauls' own way. This re-inked and re-coloured edition improves little on the original 1972 UK edition, but is still fresh and pleasant.

  • By Guest on 28 October 2003

    In this exciting enstallment of Asterix's adventures, the Gauls find out that Romans from a local Garrison are planning to compete in the Olympic Games, and they can't resist the opportunity to take on the Romans once again. The story follows the villagers time in Greece, essentially that of a football away trip with the supporters going along and annoying the locals. It includes the usual humour contained in all the good Asterix books and it can easily be considered one of the best installments of the Asterix saga. A must for read for all fans!

  • By omnigadrum on 12 May 2004

    This is one of the small, pocket sized editions of the Asterix stories. Our hero sets out to win the Olympics - OK, there is a certain amount of historical latitude here, but then, it is fantasy ... and timeless. Of the usual high standard, graphically and as a narrative fantasy, a perennial delight to the fan ... and a wondrous discovery for anyone new to the character and the surreal world of Goscinny and Uderzo.

  • By smartyp on 27 March 2006

    I loved Asterix when I was a boy, now my son loves them. Of all the books this is the one I remember most fondly. It has some of the very best characters, classical allusions and gags. And all so educational too..

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