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Up Next in 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012

  • The Horse in Focus

    1956 • Sweden

    This short film covers the equestrian segment of the 1956 Summer Olympics.

  • People, Hopes, Medals

    Directed by Heribert Meisel • 1960 • West Germany

    This documentary of the VIII Olympic Winter Games Squaw Valley 1960, directed by Austrian sports journalist and sometime screen actor Heribert Meisel, is the first known visual record of an edition of the Winter Games in the United States. A West...

  • The Grand Olympics

    Directed by Romolo Marcellini • 1961 • Italy

    THE GRAND OLYMPICS, the first Olympic film to be nominated for an Academy Award, celebrates the architecture and atmosphere of Rome while utilizing telephoto lenses to bring the action closer to the audience than ever before.