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The ancient origins of the Olympics - Armand D'Angour

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Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Armand D’Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Armand D'Angour
  • Director Diogo Viegas
  • Artist Marcelo Vaz
  • Animator Leonardo Bentolila, João Machay
  • Editor Alessandro Monnerat
  • Script Editor Amy Adkins
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu, Brooks Ball
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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