I just saw gladiator again and I don't know why this wasn't brought up before.
Chariots of Fire:
The Rules: Chariots are equipped with equally strong, fearless, fast, horses.
Each chariot is also identical in design, durability, speed and ability to turn around the Khazan arena, as seen in sword and sandal epics. Chariots are armed with long cutting blades on the edges of the heels.
Each chariot has a riding whip, one throwing trident, one spear, one sword in scabard, one small shield. No enhancing of the chariot with tech on one's person or magic charms without equally enhancing the other chariot(s).
Since this is Khazan arena, these is blood lust at peak performance levels for the combatants. Combatants can wear period garb or their own outfits.
Let's keep it simple and fun this time with only two combatants:
Riding in the white and red chariot:
SPEED RACER (of the classic cartoon)
Riding the the yellow and black:
OTTO from the Simpson's!
Et ti moritauri!!!!