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To mark the staging of the London 2012 Olympic Games, BT Vision has made a digitally remastered version of Chariots of Fire available to its TV viewers.

The multiple Oscar-winning 1981 picture - which starred Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers and Ian Holm - tells the true story of two very different athletes gunning for success at the 1924 Olympics.

While Scottish missionary Eric Liddell ran competitively as a way of glorifying God, Cambridge University student Harold Abrahams courted controversy by embracing sporting professionalism.

An enduring classic, this Best Picture winner features one of the most iconic sequences and soundtracks in British film history.

"Cue the slow-motion running," BT tweeted, referencing the famous end-credits scene where the cast are seen sprinting along the beach.

With the London 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner, there is no better time to view the remastered version of Chariots of Fire.

The film - one of the most decorated sports pictures of all time - will be available to BT Vision Box Office subscribers on Saturday July 14th.

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