Treize Jours en France (1968)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Sports  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This colorful documentary chronicles the events of the 1968 Winter Olympics in France. The events made international celebrities of skater Peggy Fleming and skier Jean-Claude Killy for their gold-medal performances. The camera accurately catches the speed of bobsleds and downhill racers and ski jumpers as they race for the gold. President Charles DeGaulle is shown observing the action over 13 days, which saw France earn the best performance to date in the winter games.

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bobsledding, competition, figure-skating, France, Olympic-Games, retrospective, skiing, sports