C is for Chariots of Fire

Chariot racing was an event at the ancient Olympics. Charioteers were usually paid servants. Winners received red woollen bands, but the olive wreath crown was bestowed on the owner.  This meant that whilst women were not meant to attend the Olympic games (for fear of being thrown from a cliff) they were able to win.

Gone was the saying – you’ve got to be in it, to win it.

Olympic Chariot Racing

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