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The Byzantine Hippodrome

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The Byzantine Hippodrome was the epicentre of Istanbul's political and sporting life for over 1000 years. During its glory, the hippodrome was adorned with obelisks and statues. Most popular event held at the hippodrome during its heyday was chariot racing and huge bets were placed on the teams that were sponsored by different political parties. Today only few fragments of the original hippodrome have survived.

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