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Asterix at the Olympic Games (Asterix #12)

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The athletes of the ancient world assemble in Athens for the Olympic Games. Asterix and the Gauls enter too, but they're due for a setback. As an artificial stimulant, magic potion is banned. Can our friends win at the Games without it? And what's the special ingredient of the other potion, the one in the cauldron in the shed with the door that doesn't close properly?
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published July 22nd 2004 by Asterix (first published 1968)
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
It started off brilliantly with
anno a.C.n.L: tota Gallia, quae, ut vides, est divisa in partes quinque, a Romanis occupata est... Totane? Minime! Vicus quidam a Gallis invictis habitatus invasoribus resistere adhuc non desinit. Neque vita facilis legionariis Romanis, quibus sunt castra bene munita Babaorum, Aquarium, Laudanum, Parvibonumque...
but then it just went downhill from there. There's some kind of anti-doping message slipped into it for the kiddies.
David Sarkies
Finally the magic potion is of no use
27 August 2013

Well, this one picked up somewhat with a few more laugh out loud moments, as well as the typical on running joke (such as Obelix trying to get his share of the magic potion – he tries so much to get a taste and no matter what he does he always gets knocked back). One of the best jokes was when Obelix says to Fulliautomatix that Dogmatix is so much better because he can scratch his ear with his hind leg, and a few windows later we hear a cry 'so
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Diego Guzmán
Hay algo de este título que me desconcierta. No es la temática ni los eventos. Lo que me llama la atención son los dibujos y la presencia de de Ideafix o Idefix en el comic.

De partida, el perrito de Obelix aparece por primera vez en la vuelta a la Galia. Era un perro de Lutecia más bien peludo. Dicho título es el quinto de la serie. Es decir, el siguiente a "Los Juegos olímpicos".

Podríamos pensar que el perrito apareció en este libro y que, luego, buscaron un origen en el siguiente número. Per
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Helmut
...et que le moins minable gagne!
Was man nicht alles für eine Goldmedaille, oder in der damaligen Zeit, einen goldenen Palmzweig, tut: Unsere unbeugsamen Gallier wollen den Römern nicht gönnen, wenigstens einmal gut vor dem alten Julius dazustehen. Da aber nur Griechen und Römer an den altzeitlichen Spielen in Olympia teilnehmen dürfen, bekommt "ganz Gallien ist von den Römern besetzt" eine Interpretation, die sowohl für die Römer als auch die Gallier schwer zu akzeptieren ist... aber was tut ma
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Vasco Ribeiro
Magnifica crítica bem humorada aos costumes atuais, nomeadamente às visitas turísticas em excursão, ao comportamento do público nos eventos desportivos e ao próprio desporto atual com as representações clubísticas e nacionais, bem como à visão francesa cahuvinista sobre o Mundo.
História: Um legionário romano de um dos campos próximos da aldeia (Aquarium) é seleccionado para ir aos jogos olímpicos. Os Gauleses decidem particiar, mas para isso têm de se assumir como Romanos (critério para poderem
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LH Johnson
Oh I love Asterix. It's been a constant in my life and along with Twinkle and Bunty was one of the first comics I read. In a fit of topicality, I picked up Asterix At The Olympic Games. And, very simply, it's great. This would be a superb introduction to the Olympics for somebody just starting to explore comics and language (and it could be a very nice parent / child joint-read).

The Asterix books are full of puns and wordplay. They're stamped into nearly every frame and the vitality of these is
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Ryan Ronan Binny
Asterix and the Olympic Games is a great and interesting comic book that should be read by people who don't read comics but adored to comic lovers.This type of genre is an action/adventure with that slightest touch of humour. This story starts in a time where the Romans have taken over most of a country called Gaul,but still standing is one Gaulish Village against them and determined to keep there village alive. They find out that the Romans are going to the Olympic Games,the only other people a ...more
Matti Karjalainen
Goscinnyn ja Uderzon kynä oli parhaimmillaan miekkaa mahtavampi; hyvänä esimerkkinä tästä on vuonna 1968 ilmestynyt "Asterix olympialaisissa". Suuren urheilujuhlan ympärille rakentuva seikkailu on kaikin puolin onnistunut, ja tekijät repivät huumoria erityisesti gallialaisten kisaturistien ennakkoluuloisesta ja ylemmyydentuntoisesta asenteesta.
Sneha
The Gauls compete in the Olympic Games sure to win with the aid of the magic potion until a twist is provided through the rule that no illegal substance can be taken during the Games! A fun read where everyone when discouraged takes to sweeping.
Mikko Saari
Classic Asterix. Asterix and Obelix participate in the Olympic games, much to the chagrin of the of the Romans. All the men in the village join in to support Asterix and Obelix, and much hilarity ensues. There are even doping issues... Funny story.
Linda Hall
AWESOME!!! There is nothing that comes close to Asterix - I have the whole series, both on e-books and hard-copy and they are some of most treasured possessions. I grew up with them and they are simply the best!
Jerome
The Romans are training an Olympic athlete in one of the camps surrounding the Gauls’ village, but their superhuman antics make him look like a fool. The complaints of the Romans give the Gauls the idea to go the Olympics as a team of their own. When the Romans object, the Gauls claim to be Roman citizens. When in Greece, the Gauls are soon forbidden from using their potion, while the Romans fall for the Gauls’ pathetic trick and find themselves out of luck.
Oliver
The Gallic duo are off to Greece to compete in the Games and put the Romans to shame. One of the funniest of the Asterix books.
Denim Datta
Nice funny book. This is the 12th book of Asterix.

Asterix and co participate in the Olympics games in Athens.
César Viteri
Vegestorix: ¡He rejuvenecido *hip* 10 años!
Astérix: ¡Esto quiere decir que aún tienes 83 y que deberías estar en la cama!
Graham Armstrong
Another trip down memory lane. Still made me chuckle even at the age of 38
Ojo
These names will never cease to make me laugh. Veriambitious!
Paul
One of the all time Asterix classics. Excuse the pun.

10/10
Saint No Stopping Us

Six out of ten. CBR format.

Asterix and Obelix (and friends) enter for the Olympic games in Athens.

Nomad nimrod
You cannot go wrong with Asterix and Obelix.
Hasanuddin
Buku inilah awal mula aku berkenalan dengan Asterix Prajurit Galia. Keuletan dan keharmonisan sebuah kehidupan di desa yang kecil ditengah kepungan benteng-benteng Romawi. Di sesi Olimpiade, Asterix menampilkan bahwa kejujuran adalah segalanya. Mencapai suatu tujuan tidak mesti menghalalkan segala cara. Meski Asterix sering meminum jamu kuat, tapi dalam lomba atletik dirinya memilih tidak menggunakan. Berbeda dengan sikap Romawi yang menanggung beban nama besar kerajaan adikuasa harus meraih kem ...more
Iio
very god book
itchy
Jul 18, 2015 itchy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: soft
one word: dope
Jamie
Ever since I moved to Quebec in the early 90's everyone I meet seems to be obsessed with this old French comic book, Asterix. I never could understand why after watching a few cartoons, I found it very boring actually. I just read my first and last Asterix. It took me quite the effort to continue reading after just 4 pages, but at least I can now say that I have read an Asterix comic book, and I do indeed hate it.
Sophie Wender
Uderzo's character design is never than better than in this. Gaius Veriambitius and Gluteus Maximus are a perfect double act, the doping satire is still great, and everybody comes out of it well, even the nominal villains. You could have written this out verbatim as a screenplay and had a perfectly structured Asterix film, but instead they went and made Twelve Tasks, which is pale by comparison.
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Inusuale trasferta all’estero della metà maschile del villaggio gallico. Storia semplice ma ricca di spunti umoristici non pretestuosi e ben inseriti nella trama (notevole la rivolta degli atleti greci che, dopo aver assistito agli eccessi alcolici e alimentari degli avversari romani, vogliono “decadere” anche loro e invocano cibarie pregiate).
Mathieu
Un épisode massacré par le cinéma... et qui mérite pourtant mieux.

Riche idée d'envoyer nos Gaulois à Olympie pour y participer aux jeux. Les auteurs en profitent pour traiter du dopage qui, déjà à l'époque, polluait le sport... Heureusement que tout cela a bien changé hein ? ^^
Yves
Sep 13, 2011 Yves rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: bd
Jusqu'à présent, c'est un des Astérix que j'ai le moins aimé. Il est beaucoup moins comiques que les précédents. Même la scène avec les pirates ne m'a pas fait vraiment rire. Le scénario de cette BD est un peu trop prévisible à mon goût. Au moins, les dessins sont jolis.
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René Goscinny was a French author, editor and humorist, who is best known for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo, and for his work on the comic series Lucky Luke with Morris (considered the series' golden age).

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