Dublin – It’s the most beautiful place on earth.
The Dublin skyline, which is home to a population of 3.5 million, is just a short walk from the camp of the world’s most popular sports hero, Yogi Bear, in the village of Gladiators.
The Irish city has been dubbed the “Gladiator City” for the sport’s popularity, which has seen a record-breaking number of people join the gladiator fight for their own enjoyment.
The camp has been operating since 2013.
Yogi Bear is the face of the circus and circus shows in Ireland, and is known for his ferocious fighting style, which can be seen across the globe.
“The gladiator shows are a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best performers in the world and to have them together in one place,” said Joe Walsh, the chief executive of Dublin’s National Convention and Exhibition Centre (NCEC).
The camp was established by the local branch of the Irish National Olympic Committee in 2013, but is now operated by the Guinness World Records-listed Guinness World Institute, which manages the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Gladiator City is a special section of the main arena at the venue, and it is also where the Guinness record-holding wrestler, Shane Warne, is trained.
“This is where the Irish national champion takes part in his matches, and the biggest arena in the whole world is the location for these competitions,” Walsh said.
The first Irish fighter to fight in the camp was a local lad, Tommy O’Sullivan, who beat two world champions to become the world champion in the sport in 2014.
He has since gone on to become one of the most successful wrestlers in the country, and this year will compete at the World Championships in London.
The Guinness Book has also created a video guide for the camp to be shown on TV, online and in film festivals.
A spokesman for Guinness World Trade, which oversees the records, said that “the camp has attracted thousands of people for shows, festivals and events and is recognised as a symbol of the country’s hospitality”.
“The festival and the events take place at the site of the old arena, which dates back to the 19th century and has been renovated into a multi-purpose facility,” he added.
“The Gladius are an iconic fixture in the city and are one of Dublin city’s most recognised attractions.”
For more information, visit www.gladiuscamp.ie.