Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Put on "hold" during the war years, the annual Olympic Games were revived in Switzerland and Greece in 1948. Less than three weeks after the conclusion of the Winter Games in St. Moritz, XIVth Olympiad-The Glory of Sport was shipped to thousands of movie theaters in America and Great Britain. Filmed in color, this 130-minute documentary captures all the pomp and splendor of the athletic event, even without the benefit of satellite technology and the instant replay. Commenting upon the action are American sportcasters Ted Husing and Bill Stern, not to mention a host of BBC personalities. Sixteen different versions of XIVth Olympiad were prepared in as many languages for simultaneous release in September of 1948.
Olympic-Games, Winter-Olympics, Olympic-sports