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Best Olympic Documentaries

07 Aug

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a little sporting event happening in London at the moment. It just so happens that these sorts of events manage to tell incredible stories.

Triumphs, failings, grief and elation are just a few of the emotions used to describe the unpredictable nature of Olympic sport. Behind the emotion, there are often stories that are put on film for the world to enjoy.

Here are few Olympic documentaries you should watch:

    • Salute is a 2008 Australian documentary film written, directed and produced by Matt Norman. It is about Norman’s uncle, Australian track athlete Peter Norman, specifically the actions he took at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Read more about it HERE
    • The Dream Team is a film about the iconic 1992 US men’s basketball team. Personal interviews with the players make up this film about some of the world’s best basketball talent.
    • The Other Dream Team is a documentary film directed by Marius A. Markevičius. The inspirational story of the 1992 Lithuania national basketball team and their incredible journey from the clutches of Communism to the Summer Olympics in Barcelona. It stars many famous basketball persons like Yao Ming, Arvydas Sabonis, David Stern, Jim Lampley, Bill Walton, Šarūnas Marčiulionis, Pau Gasol and others.

Know of any other Olympic documentaries worth watching? Share them with us.

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