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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in a fabulous series
I read this title in both English and Spanish, and in both versious it was spectacular.

Asterix must compete in the Olympic Games against Romans and Greeks and is prohibited from using his precious Magic Potion!

His chief Rival, Legionaire Gluteus Maximus and Centurion Asparagus Veriambitious provide amazing comic relief in a story that adults and...
Published on November 27, 2004 by Christian H. Holm

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3.0 out of 5 stars A very good album - almost prophetic of the doping scandals
In this fine Asterix album, after learning that there is a Roman soldier in one of the garrisons surrounding the village preparing for the (ancient) Olympic Games, the Gaulish tribe decide they should participate too, much to the consternation of the Romans. So all the males in the village go to Olympia en masse, thinking that the magic potion will give them a natural...
Published on January 13, 2008 by Andres C. Salama


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in a fabulous series, November 27, 2004
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Christian H. Holm "chholm2001" (Livermore, California United States) - See all my reviews
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I read this title in both English and Spanish, and in both versious it was spectacular.

Asterix must compete in the Olympic Games against Romans and Greeks and is prohibited from using his precious Magic Potion!

His chief Rival, Legionaire Gluteus Maximus and Centurion Asparagus Veriambitious provide amazing comic relief in a story that adults and children can truly enjoy.

Any of the Asterix titles are great, I'd recomend all of thim, but this is a particular gem.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A very good album - almost prophetic of the doping scandals, January 13, 2008
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Andres C. Salama (Buenos Aires, Argentina) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Asterix at the Olympic Games: Album #12 (Hardcover)
In this fine Asterix album, after learning that there is a Roman soldier in one of the garrisons surrounding the village preparing for the (ancient) Olympic Games, the Gaulish tribe decide they should participate too, much to the consternation of the Romans. So all the males in the village go to Olympia en masse, thinking that the magic potion will give them a natural advantage over their competitors. But once the Greeks learn about the magic potion, they won't have anything with athletes using it and threaten to disqualify the Gauls (remember, this book was written in the 1960s, many years before the doping scandals surrounding the Olympic Games). This forces Asterix to enter the games on his own, without the help of the potion, against (seemingly) much stronger opponents (Obelix, having fallen into Panoramix's pot as a child, is disqualified forever of participation in the games). A great book from the Goscinny and Uderzo series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Asterix and Obelix, September 6, 2006
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This review is from: Asterix at the Olympic Games: Album #12 (Hardcover)
This book was amazing! How Rene and Albert work together to make this superb comic is amazing. Asterix is hilarious Oblex is equally funny so when they clash what a comic that they make! Rene and Albert are certanly a positive example to the youth of our day.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Asterix Wins the Laurel, September 19, 2013
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This is another solid entry in the Asterix series. Asterix and Obelix, and all the men of the village, head to Greece to compete in the Olympic games -- as Romans! The problem is, they're not allowed to use their magic potion. Typical Asterix zaniness and terrible puns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fun to read, March 24, 2013
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Loved reading these with my son, from my childhood. if you have never read an astrix book give them a shot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awsome, October 5, 2009
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I like this book.I like the olympic games and how the Greek language is printed.This is great by Toutatis!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Asterix and Ancient Greece, March 19, 2009
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It is fun to travel to ancient Greece with our beloved Gaulish village. A story with a comical twist and a nice recreation of Athens with its golden Athena statue, Olympia and other beautiful places. Great work!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Asterix gets a little excercise in Greece, December 2, 2007
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A bit of a change from other Asterix stories, this one lacks much usage of the famous "magic potion" when it would have helped, but the little Gaul manages just fine without. Very funny and a good lesson in ancient Greece.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good book originally prized more than 11 dollars bought at ..., July 20, 2014
A good book originally prized more than 11 dollars bought at only a few bucks. We got it in Puerto Rico two days from ordering, which surprised us tremendously. Some wear in the cover but in general a good buy from happier childhood years.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The fun doesn't get translated, February 8, 2008
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French version is great, one of my favorite comics. English version is plain boring. They translated the words, not the fun.
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Asterix at the Olympic Games: Album #12 by Albert Uderzo (Hardcover - September 1, 2004)
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