100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2001 • United States
Bud Greenspan's film on the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney profiles Cathy Freeman, who surged to glory before her home crowd in the 400 meters, as well as Leontien van Moorsel, the Dutch cyclist who had suffered from anorexia and won the gold medal in both the women's cycling individual road race and individual time trial.
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Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s ...
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2003 • United States
With his documentary on XIX Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City 2002, Bud Greenspan shows that the Olympic Games set the bar to such a near-mythical level that winning or losing a medal can arouse emotions far beyond those in other competitions.
Bud Greenspan’s Athens 2004: Stories ...
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2005 • United States
For his documentary on the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in Athens, Bud Greenspan decided to take a more selective approach, focusing only on five other disciplines and sports apart from the staple track and field: swimming, softball, fencing, cycl...
Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories ...
Directed by Bud Greenspan • 2007 • United States
In addition to covering the XX Olympic Winter Games of 2006 in Turin, Bud Greenspan’s documentary offers an excellent introduction to Turin's significance in history, art, and commerce. Faithful to his habit, the director fleshes out coverage of t...