100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Directed by Drummond Challis and Tony Maylam • 1980 • United Kingdom
For their short film on the XIII Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid 1980, directors Drummond Challis and Tony Maylam assumed the challenge of making a documentary without any offscreen commentary, relying on music to sustain the flow of images.
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O Sport, You Are Peace!
Directed by Yuri Ozerov • 1981 • Russian Federation
O SPORT, YOU ARE PEACE! is the official film of the Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980, Games that were dogged by a boycott on the part of the United States because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. Undeterred, Moscow devo...
A Turning Point
Directed by Kim Takal • 1984 • United States
The abiding strength of this documentary, the official film of the XIV Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo 1984, lies in its respect for the individual athletes, interviewing them before or after an event.
16 Days of Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 1986 • United States
Director Bud Greenspan, whose career covering sporting events had begun some twenty years earlier, seized the opportunity to helm the official film of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with such gusto that he would become the IOC's go-to person for ...