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Racing on an ancient Olympic track

29 June 2012 Last updated at 00:50 BST

In the year that London hosts the Olympic Games, BBC presenter Matthew Stadlen travelled to Olympia to find out about the original games held in ancient Greece.

He took with him classicist and ancient historian Professor Paul Cartledge of Cambridge University to get some answers, and they raced on a track that is over 2,000 years old.

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