The London 2012 Olympics resurrected Chariots of Fire as a theme and symbol for the Olympic ideal, glorifying the story of how Harold Abrahams, a British Jew of Lithuanian origin, and Eric Liddell, a Christian Scot, overcame religious and personal obstacles to win Olympic gold at Paris 1924. Unfortunately, the film is no more valid now than it was three decades ago when critics universally berated its historicity. It stands as a hollow reflection of the actual events – much like the real Colombes Stadium, where Abrahams and Liddell achieved their Olympic immortality, does today in Paris.