The castle's marketing manager Heidi Briggs said the joust
had attracted international interest.
sometimes involved a fight to the death, but more commonly involved attempts to score points.
They will compete is a series of jousts
at Cardiff Castle, which marks the official opening of the tourist attraction's new pounds 6m interpretation centre.
During the 100 Years War the dungeons here housed French prisoners and we're pretty sure the garrison held jousts
and tournaments much the same as other medieval castles did.
People do get killed in jousts
, like any sport accidents do happen,' said Toby.
Revelers can enjoy eight open-air stages of continuous entertainment, armored jousts
on horseback, street performances, hand-powered rides, pageants and a daily visit from Queen Elizabeth herself.
The gauntlet has also been thrown down at a Medieval Festival at Carisbrooke Castle, where the crowd gets to decide the winner of jousts
and various hand-to-hand combat with two-handed swords, axes and maces.
One also thinks of the banners earlier painted by Verrocchio and Botticelli for Lorenzo's and Giuliano's jousts
in 1469 and 1475.
He and Ribeiro were delightful together, exhibiting brilliant comic timing and realism in their jousts
Prior to the start of the Grand Tournament, the contest offered seven (7) weekly Jousts
which spanned from Monday, July 3rd through Monday, August 21st.
The castle's property manager Holly Woodward said: "Whilst the Olympics have their origins in ancient Greece, there was a period of around 1,500 years when they did not take place, and for a few hundred years during this time, the biggest international sporting events would have been grand jousts
, attracting knights from all over Europe to demonstrate their sporting prowess.
From Friday evening until Sunday, the popular city centre attraction will host two full-scale jousts
per day, sword fighting events, children's storytelling and circus skills and juggling classes.