Olympiad (1979)

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

This documentary is part of a series that chronicles dramatic moments in the history of the Olympic Games. The series celebrates individual and team achievements and their political and sociological significance. This episode is an inside look at East Germany's athletes, whose outstanding training program catapulted them into the winner's circle over and over again in 1976 and 1980. Archival film clips of Olympic events are featured.