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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 

This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
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1984  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Dr. William Milligan Sloane 2 episodes, 1984
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 Robert Garrett 2 episodes, 1984
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 James Connolly 2 episodes, 1984
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 Arthur 'Skip' Blake 2 episodes, 1984
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 Edwin Flack 2 episodes, 1984
Edward Wiley ...
 Coach John Graham 2 episodes, 1984
Nicos Ziagos ...
 Spiridon Louis 2 episodes, 1984
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 Madam Ursula Schumann 2 episodes, 1984
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 Mary Sloane 2 episodes, 1984
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 Annabel Flack 2 episodes, 1984
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 Harold Flack 2 episodes, 1984
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 Baron Pierre de Coubertin 2 episodes, 1984
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 Alice Garrett 2 episodes, 1984
Alibe Parsons ...
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens. Written by Matt Ackeret <mattack@apple.com>

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Drama | History | Sport

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20 May 1984 (USA)  »

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The First Modern Olympics  »

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Trivia

On the morning of the Final of the 800 Meter Run, Edwin Flack also played in the Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament. He and George Robertson placed third. See more »

Goofs

When John Conolly is late for the train to Brindisi, he is stopped at the gate while carrying a paper bag. When he prepares to jump the gate, the bag disappears. See more »

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Baron Pierre de Coubertin: [The problem of international cooperation] The Germans mistrust the French because we are starting the whole thing. The English mistrust the Germans on principle...
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Very consistant
2 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

It was great historically. It showed at least once all of the countries that competed and got the winners correct. The acting and directing was consistent. There were also some great shots. Although not outstanding it is a worthwhile film to see

My score 9.662/10


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