Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
The Olympic Games bring together the best athletes from around the world. This aggregation of talent and determination has often inspired its participants to achieve feats beyond their previous accomplishments. This program presents examples of just such monumental efforts, from five time gold medalist Eric Heiden's speed skating record to Emil Zatopek's amazing performance in track at the Helsinki Games in 1992. Archival film clips, photographs, personal accounts, and interviews with the athletes and their coaches tell these stories of Olympic greatness.
Olympic-sports, record [world record], recording