The Olympic Century (2004)

Genres - Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 150 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - G
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Experience the thrill of the games from every perspective imaginable as the glory of the story of the Summer and Winter Olympics comes to life through a comprehensive collection of historic clips and revealing interviews that show just how positive an effect a little friendly competition can have on international relations. Of course what would a look at the Olympics be without a look at some of the most memorable clips from throughout the events' fascinating history, and this release offers footage of Jesse Owens, Jim Thorpe, Greg Louganis, and a host of athletic superstars doing what they do best as the world watches with baited breath. Interviews with the athletes themselves offer a revealing look at the emotion that goes into their training and performances, and a look at the myths and legends of the game shows just what it takes to earn the gold. A look at the amazing developments in the games throughout the years offers interviews with such popular figures as Dick Fosbury and Fanny Blankers-Koen, and a look at just where things could be headed in the future of the Olympics.




Olympic-Games, Olympic-sports, retrospective