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The Naked Olympics

The True Story of the Ancient Games

by Tony Perrottet

Paperback, 214 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $16 |

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A history of the original Olympic games depicts the events of the first competitions more than 1,200 years ago, during which tens of thousands of sweltering-hot spectators watched nude athletes participate in such events as hoplitodromia, a full-armor sprint, and the pankration, a no-holds-barred lethal brawl.

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