Asterix at the Olympic Games MOBI ✓ Asterix at PDF

Asterix at the Olympic Games MOBI ✓ Asterix at PDF


  • Paperback
  • 48 pages
  • Asterix at the Olympic Games
  • René Goscinny
  • English
  • 20 December 2019
  • 0340191694

10 thoughts on “Asterix at the Olympic Games

  1. Sidharth Vardhan Sidharth Vardhan says:

    Is it me or does anyone else wonder what the magic potion means for sexual lives of Ghauls


  2. Dirk Grobbelaar Dirk Grobbelaar says:

    One of the very first Asterix books I can remember reading as a kid And it s as good as ever.The title leaves no room for interpretation, this story does in fact take place at the Olympic Games In an effort to irritate the Romans, the Gauls set off for Greece to take part in the games as Romans, of course, since they are part of the empire and would otherwise not be allowed to compete The kicker They plan on using the magic potion to make a clean sweep of all the events.This doesn t work a One of the very first Asterix books I can remember reading as a kid And it s as good as ever.The title leaves no room for interpretation, this story does in fact take place at the Olympic Games In an effort to irritate the Romans, the Gauls set off for Greece to take part in the games as Romans, of course, since they are part of the empire and would otherwise not be allowed to compete The kicker They plan on using the magic potion to make a clean sweep of all the events.This doesn t work as planned Not having done their research, they are made aware of the fact that performance enhancing drugs aren t allowed mere days before the games commence This little technicality causes a problem not only did all the men in the village come along for the ride, there now exists the very real possibility that the Gauls are going to get egg on their faces since nobody has actually trained for any of the sporting events Fortunately Getafix and Asterix aren t outdone that easily.In the end it s a triumph of brains over brawn.And, of course, let s not forget all the wonderful references to Ancient Greek culture.Bonus 1 this story contains a Roman athlete named Gluteus Maximus.Bonus 2 look out for Asterix s striped orange shorts


  3. Louise / Daisy May Johnson Louise / Daisy May Johnson says:

    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 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 delightful One of the hallmarks of the series are the names of the characters and this book is no exception We have Makalos, the money lender Kudos, the chariot driver, and many manyThe athlete from Rhodes is a Colossus, the athletes from Magnesia are on a milk diet, and the athletes from Cos are only eating lettuce I love this It s sparky, funny, and something that really rewards the reader for paying attention to what they re reading Despite the obvious advantages of the magic potion, what really amuses me about this book is that the resolution is very true to character It s satisfying and it s funny And Dogmatix steals every scene he s in


  4. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    Finally the magic potion is of no use27 August 2013 Well, this one picked up somewhat with a fewlaugh 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 Finally the magic potion is of no use27 August 2013 Well, this one picked up somewhat with a fewlaugh 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 can I and we see Fulliautomatix scratching his ear with his hind leg it is much better in graphics, but I tried to find an image on Google and couldn t There are a few of what I call in jokes in this one not in the sense that you need to be familiar with the Asterix comics to understand them though there are a few, such as Obelix and the magic potion but rather ones that you probably would not understand unless you knew about the Ancient Greek world In fact there are probably quite a few throughout the Asterix comics, though I remember still enjoying them as a kid despite not understanding the context in which they were written Mind you they are quite bad with anachronisms, but then again this is forgivable because this is Asterix For instance the Spartans win all of the competitions because, well, they are Spartans However, the Spartans of Ancient Rome were not the Spartans of the Classical period because they were inbred so much that when they were finally defeated by the Romans it was discovered that they paled in comparison to their noble ancestors I knew a modern Spartan once, and I must say that I did want to marry her, even if it is because Spartan women produce strong children though that is my helophilia coming through Also, because of my helophilia, I tend to prefer Greek women who come from places that are identifiable with the Classical period, and most of the Greek women that I know come from the North As for the Olympic Games themselves, I guess there are a few comments, and relations, to the modern Olympics, though in many cases this album islooking at the Ancient Games as opposed to the modern Mind you there is the question of the use of the magic potion which is strictly banned In fact the album ends up dealing with the issue of drugs in sport which, at the time, I did not think was a huge issue It is only lately that the issue of drugs in sports seems to be battering our airwaves and in fact one of the AFL teams at this time is under investigation, and has been charged with, conduct unbecoming of the game, though no actual drug related charges have been laid However, I suspect that the whole issue of drugs in sports has been going on since professional sport came about and winning became a very profitable enterprise I am also sure that the use of drugs in sport have been around for as long as medicine has been around Mind you professional sport is still a very modern phenomena While they did have professional sports back in Ancient Rome, and such events and participants were considered celebrities, the idea of spectator sports is really only a new thing, and with the exception of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, sports were generally played for fun, rather than prestige and money


  5. Rollie Reid Rollie Reid says:

    I still don t understand the joke about un manque de pot but this is still terribly funny.


  6. Joseph R. Joseph R. says:

    Things are quiet in the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix The nearby Roman encampment Aquarium is full of excitement Their finest athlete, Gluteus Maximus, has been selected to represent Rome in the Olympic Games in Greece He trains in the forest where his confidence is shattered by Asterix and Obelix, whose magic potion enhanced powers make them faster and stronger Once the village chief finds out about the games, he wants his tribe to go too They ll easily be victorious thanks to dr Things are quiet in the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix The nearby Roman encampment Aquarium is full of excitement Their finest athlete, Gluteus Maximus, has been selected to represent Rome in the Olympic Games in Greece He trains in the forest where his confidence is shattered by Asterix and Obelix, whose magic potion enhanced powers make them faster and stronger Once the village chief finds out about the games, he wants his tribe to go too They ll easily be victorious thanks to druid Getafix s magic brew The whole tribe goes off to cheer on Asterix and Obelix as they compete against the Romans, the Greeks, and the occasional Egyptian, for Olympic glory.The story is quite funny, with gags about their travel and tourism during their trip to Greece Also, their conflict with the Romans is smartly handled, as is the gags about the Olympics This book is among the best of the Asterix stories.Highly recommended


  7. Deborah Deborah says:

    Welcome to 50 B.C., where one small village of Gauls is holding out against the Roman legionnaires who surround them Asterix, the cunning little warrior, and his sidekick, Obelix, the mighty boar loving Menhir deliverer, with his dog, Dogmatix, are back Accompanied by Getafix the Druid who brews the magic potion , Cacofonix the bard who grates on everyone s ears , Vitalstatistix the tribal chief , and other villagers, they travel to the Olympics in Athens I loved the series as a child and Welcome to 50 B.C., where one small village of Gauls is holding out against the Roman legionnaires who surround them Asterix, the cunning little warrior, and his sidekick, Obelix, the mighty boar loving Menhir deliverer, with his dog, Dogmatix, are back Accompanied by Getafix the Druid who brews the magic potion , Cacofonix the bard who grates on everyone s ears , Vitalstatistix the tribal chief , and other villagers, they travel to the Olympics in Athens I loved the series as a child and still do I recently discovered that my library had several books that I had not read Humorous and wonderfully detailed, Goscinny and Uderzo captured the expressions and actions beautifully in the series of French comics that were primarily published in the 1960s and 1970s I can t wait to read the other comics and relive my childhood memories of these high spirited and indomitable fighters


  8. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    A Roman, Gluteus Maximus, is training for the Olympic Games and thinks he s going to win until he encounters Asterix and Obelix and then he gets depressed The tribe decides that they will compete in the games, and Asterix and Obelix will represent them.They get to Greece and encounter Diabetes, their guide, and they visit Athens and then move on to Olympia for training.However, they cannot compete in the games since they would be using magic potion their version of steroids , and since Obelix A Roman, Gluteus Maximus, is training for the Olympic Games and thinks he s going to win until he encounters Asterix and Obelix and then he gets depressed The tribe decides that they will compete in the games, and Asterix and Obelix will represent them.They get to Greece and encounter Diabetes, their guide, and they visit Athens and then move on to Olympia for training.However, they cannot compete in the games since they would be using magic potion their version of steroids , and since Obelix had already fallen into the potion, he also is disqualified There is one special race for them and the Romans, though, to give Asterix the chance to win at least one laurel wreath.Sort of funny, but not as funny as the average Asterix story


  9. Sruthi Sruthi says:

    This is my first Asterix book and I must say, I probably will not buy another one It was very OK Wasn t as funny as people make it out to be and though it is just 50 pages, it is definitely a slow read The story line has no depth The story is too short The drawings are not up to par And I hate the fact that a lot of supporting characters look alike I guess you either are a tintin fan or an Asterix fan I certainly am the former


  10. Oliver Oliver says:

    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.


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10 thoughts on “Asterix at the Olympic Games

  1. Sidharth Vardhan Sidharth Vardhan says:

    Is it me or does anyone else wonder what the magic potion means for sexual lives of Ghauls

  2. Dirk Grobbelaar Dirk Grobbelaar says:

    One of the very first Asterix books I can remember reading as a kid And it s as good as ever.The title leaves no room for interpretation, this story does in fact take place at the Olympic Games In an effort to irritate the Romans, the Gauls set off for Greece to take part in the games as Romans, of course, since they are part of the empire and would otherwise not be allowed to compete The kicker They plan on using the magic potion to make a clean sweep of all the events.This doesn t work a One of the very first Asterix books I can remember reading as a kid And it s as good as ever.The title leaves no room for interpretation, this story does in fact take place at the Olympic Games In an effort to irritate the Romans, the Gauls set off for Greece to take part in the games as Romans, of course, since they are part of the empire and would otherwise not be allowed to compete The kicker They plan on using the magic potion to make a clean sweep of all the events.This doesn t work as planned Not having done their research, they are made aware of the fact that performance enhancing drugs aren t allowed mere days before the games commence This little technicality causes a problem not only did all the men in the village come along for the ride, there now exists the very real possibility that the Gauls are going to get egg on their faces since nobody has actually trained for any of the sporting events Fortunately Getafix and Asterix aren t outdone that easily.In the end it s a triumph of brains over brawn.And, of course, let s not forget all the wonderful references to Ancient Greek culture.Bonus 1 this story contains a Roman athlete named Gluteus Maximus.Bonus 2 look out for Asterix s striped orange shorts

  3. Louise / Daisy May Johnson Louise / Daisy May Johnson says:

    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 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 delightful One of the hallmarks of the series are the names of the characters and this book is no exception We have Makalos, the money lender Kudos, the chariot driver, and many manyThe athlete from Rhodes is a Colossus, the athletes from Magnesia are on a milk diet, and the athletes from Cos are only eating lettuce I love this It s sparky, funny, and something that really rewards the reader for paying attention to what they re reading Despite the obvious advantages of the magic potion, what really amuses me about this book is that the resolution is very true to character It s satisfying and it s funny And Dogmatix steals every scene he s in

  4. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    Finally the magic potion is of no use27 August 2013 Well, this one picked up somewhat with a fewlaugh 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 Finally the magic potion is of no use27 August 2013 Well, this one picked up somewhat with a fewlaugh 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 can I and we see Fulliautomatix scratching his ear with his hind leg it is much better in graphics, but I tried to find an image on Google and couldn t There are a few of what I call in jokes in this one not in the sense that you need to be familiar with the Asterix comics to understand them though there are a few, such as Obelix and the magic potion but rather ones that you probably would not understand unless you knew about the Ancient Greek world In fact there are probably quite a few throughout the Asterix comics, though I remember still enjoying them as a kid despite not understanding the context in which they were written Mind you they are quite bad with anachronisms, but then again this is forgivable because this is Asterix For instance the Spartans win all of the competitions because, well, they are Spartans However, the Spartans of Ancient Rome were not the Spartans of the Classical period because they were inbred so much that when they were finally defeated by the Romans it was discovered that they paled in comparison to their noble ancestors I knew a modern Spartan once, and I must say that I did want to marry her, even if it is because Spartan women produce strong children though that is my helophilia coming through Also, because of my helophilia, I tend to prefer Greek women who come from places that are identifiable with the Classical period, and most of the Greek women that I know come from the North As for the Olympic Games themselves, I guess there are a few comments, and relations, to the modern Olympics, though in many cases this album islooking at the Ancient Games as opposed to the modern Mind you there is the question of the use of the magic potion which is strictly banned In fact the album ends up dealing with the issue of drugs in sport which, at the time, I did not think was a huge issue It is only lately that the issue of drugs in sports seems to be battering our airwaves and in fact one of the AFL teams at this time is under investigation, and has been charged with, conduct unbecoming of the game, though no actual drug related charges have been laid However, I suspect that the whole issue of drugs in sports has been going on since professional sport came about and winning became a very profitable enterprise I am also sure that the use of drugs in sport have been around for as long as medicine has been around Mind you professional sport is still a very modern phenomena While they did have professional sports back in Ancient Rome, and such events and participants were considered celebrities, the idea of spectator sports is really only a new thing, and with the exception of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, sports were generally played for fun, rather than prestige and money

  5. Rollie Reid Rollie Reid says:

    I still don t understand the joke about un manque de pot but this is still terribly funny.

  6. Joseph R. Joseph R. says:

    Things are quiet in the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix The nearby Roman encampment Aquarium is full of excitement Their finest athlete, Gluteus Maximus, has been selected to represent Rome in the Olympic Games in Greece He trains in the forest where his confidence is shattered by Asterix and Obelix, whose magic potion enhanced powers make them faster and stronger Once the village chief finds out about the games, he wants his tribe to go too They ll easily be victorious thanks to dr Things are quiet in the Gaulish village that is home to Asterix The nearby Roman encampment Aquarium is full of excitement Their finest athlete, Gluteus Maximus, has been selected to represent Rome in the Olympic Games in Greece He trains in the forest where his confidence is shattered by Asterix and Obelix, whose magic potion enhanced powers make them faster and stronger Once the village chief finds out about the games, he wants his tribe to go too They ll easily be victorious thanks to druid Getafix s magic brew The whole tribe goes off to cheer on Asterix and Obelix as they compete against the Romans, the Greeks, and the occasional Egyptian, for Olympic glory.The story is quite funny, with gags about their travel and tourism during their trip to Greece Also, their conflict with the Romans is smartly handled, as is the gags about the Olympics This book is among the best of the Asterix stories.Highly recommended

  7. Deborah Deborah says:

    Welcome to 50 B.C., where one small village of Gauls is holding out against the Roman legionnaires who surround them Asterix, the cunning little warrior, and his sidekick, Obelix, the mighty boar loving Menhir deliverer, with his dog, Dogmatix, are back Accompanied by Getafix the Druid who brews the magic potion , Cacofonix the bard who grates on everyone s ears , Vitalstatistix the tribal chief , and other villagers, they travel to the Olympics in Athens I loved the series as a child and Welcome to 50 B.C., where one small village of Gauls is holding out against the Roman legionnaires who surround them Asterix, the cunning little warrior, and his sidekick, Obelix, the mighty boar loving Menhir deliverer, with his dog, Dogmatix, are back Accompanied by Getafix the Druid who brews the magic potion , Cacofonix the bard who grates on everyone s ears , Vitalstatistix the tribal chief , and other villagers, they travel to the Olympics in Athens I loved the series as a child and still do I recently discovered that my library had several books that I had not read Humorous and wonderfully detailed, Goscinny and Uderzo captured the expressions and actions beautifully in the series of French comics that were primarily published in the 1960s and 1970s I can t wait to read the other comics and relive my childhood memories of these high spirited and indomitable fighters

  8. Sarah Crawford Sarah Crawford says:

    A Roman, Gluteus Maximus, is training for the Olympic Games and thinks he s going to win until he encounters Asterix and Obelix and then he gets depressed The tribe decides that they will compete in the games, and Asterix and Obelix will represent them.They get to Greece and encounter Diabetes, their guide, and they visit Athens and then move on to Olympia for training.However, they cannot compete in the games since they would be using magic potion their version of steroids , and since Obelix A Roman, Gluteus Maximus, is training for the Olympic Games and thinks he s going to win until he encounters Asterix and Obelix and then he gets depressed The tribe decides that they will compete in the games, and Asterix and Obelix will represent them.They get to Greece and encounter Diabetes, their guide, and they visit Athens and then move on to Olympia for training.However, they cannot compete in the games since they would be using magic potion their version of steroids , and since Obelix had already fallen into the potion, he also is disqualified There is one special race for them and the Romans, though, to give Asterix the chance to win at least one laurel wreath.Sort of funny, but not as funny as the average Asterix story

  9. Sruthi Sruthi says:

    This is my first Asterix book and I must say, I probably will not buy another one It was very OK Wasn t as funny as people make it out to be and though it is just 50 pages, it is definitely a slow read The story line has no depth The story is too short The drawings are not up to par And I hate the fact that a lot of supporting characters look alike I guess you either are a tintin fan or an Asterix fan I certainly am the former

  10. Oliver Oliver says:

    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.

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