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Ice hockey stars turned gladiators on a rink created inside a 2,000 year old Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia, for an international against a team from Slovenia.
"This one of the largest amphitheatres still standing in the world. It was a tough match, but these days nobody gets killed. Well, not very often," said one official.
The match between the Croatian champions Medvescak and Slovenian side Olimpija ended with the Slovenian team winning 3-2. The Pula Roman amphitheatre dates back to 27BC and is the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre in the world - and the best preserved.
The Arena Ice Fever Pula MMXII is the first time anyone has ever attempted to put a professional ice rink inside an amphitheatre but there were no technical difficulties as it was a perfect fit, say organisers.
He added: "It was almost as if the Romans took it into account when they built the place 2,000 years ago, the proportions of the amphitheatre fit perfectly to the proportions of a modern ice hockey rink."
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