Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is part of a series that showcases great athletes and moments in the history of the Olympic Games. With personal histories of athletes and analyses of the social and political climate of the countries they represented, the series captures the essence of the games and the competitors. In this episode, the achievements of the Soviet athletes are celebrated. The Soviet Union first competed in the games in 1952. Their superior prowess, grace, and training has brought them many victories in the Olympic competition. Highlights of competitors are presented in archival film footage.