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Early Olympic race

In ancient Olympic Games Chariot races had been considered as the most exciting and dangerous Early Olympic Chariot raceevent. These races were accompanied by great outbursts of emotional zeal. The spectators of chariot races often violently reacted to the events while they were watching. Chariot drivers frequently raced at the risk of their lives for which they received nothing more than a small woolen fillet. Two of the 12 Greek stamps issued in 1896 on the occasion of first modern Olympics featured this event. The design was taken from an ancient Greek coin, the facsimile of which can also be seen on a Greek stamp. Greece issued a number of stamps on chariot races. Beside these, Yemen, Sweden and Equador also issued stamps depicting this ancient Olympic event

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