Olympiad (1979)

Genres - Sports & Recreation, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This video is part of a series that highlights the history of the Olympic Games and the athletes who competed there. Personal biographies of athletes and insights into the social and political climate of the countries they represented, give the viewer a broad view of the meaning of winning the gold. In this episode, stars of the winter games are featured, starting in 1924. Skiing, skating, and hockey are some of the competitions covered. Archival film footage shows such greats as Jean-Claude Killy, Dorothy Hamill, and Sonja Henie.