10 films about the Olympics and Olympic athletes

Now in the Tokyo city in Japan, the Summer Olympic Games are being held, and on this occasion, the editors recalled several good films about the Olympic Games and the athletes who participated in them. These are exciting stories.


The Olympics is a huge and vibrant international sports festival. But in 1972, a terrible tragedy happened in Munich – the Palestinian organization “Black September” staged a terrorist attack, as a result of which 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were killed. 

Mossad later responded with a counterterrorism operation called Wrath of God. It is about her that the film directed by Steven Spielberg tells.

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Eddie the Eagle

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British skier Eddie Edwards never won anything, but still managed to get to the Olympics to jump from a springboard. He was very stubborn, and they made a great comedy about him.

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I, Tonya

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There is sport in the evenings after work, and there is also the kind on which the whole life is laid – the sport of the highest achievements. And sometimes the goal pushes athletes to any means.

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Five real stories about victories that came to Russian athletes: biathletes Nikolai Kruglov Sr. and Nikolai Kruglov Jr., figure skaters Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze, snowboarder Yekaterina Ilyukhina, hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk and speed skater Svetlana Zhurova.

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Champions: Faster. Above. Stronger

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The second film tells the stories of wrestler Alexander Karelin, gymnast Svetlana Khorkina and swimmer Alexander Popov, who have repeatedly become prize winners of the Olympic Games and other significant competitions.


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The story of the legendary runner who won 4 “gold” at the 1936 Olympics is remarkable, first of all, because Jesse Owens is an African American, and those games were held in Nazi Berlin.

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Steve Prefontein could not win a medal at the 1972 Olympics, but he is a great athlete, and his entire short life has been devoted to running middle and long distances. 

This is not the most spectacular and spectacular sport to which he was able to attract so much attention. The main role in the film is played by Jared Leto.

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I am Bolt

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A documentary about the world’s most famous runner who has won gold in three consecutive Olympics and set eight world records. 

This tape is not just a listing of his victories, but a good and multifaceted story about a person.

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Cool Runnings

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One of the most positive sports films of all time, it follows the debut of the amazing bobsleigh team, a team from Jamaica where it never snowed. But these guys bought some kind of old bean, somehow trained there and in 1998 went to Calgary

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Chariots of Fire

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The film, which received four Oscars, tells the story of the confrontation between two British runners at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. 

It was a confrontation between different religions, worldviews, class prejudices; the Jewish student of Cambridge Harold Abrahams; and the Scottish missionary Eric Liddell.

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Author: Emma Klarsten

Olympic games are my true passion, in this blog I share Olympics secrets from Ancient Greek Olympics till nowadays.