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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 »
When athletes first competed in the Olympics, they only represented their clubs or their schools. They did not start participating on national teams or marching in a Parade of Nations until the London Games of 1908. See more »
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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I ordered this movie by mistake, thinking it was a documentary. What a pleasant surprise. The acting is superb, the sets beautiful and the commentary at the end about the winners brought credence to factual events. Whether the trials and tribulations of the voyage of the U.S. team is factual, I don't know but it brought a bit of 'Hollywood' to the movie. It's long (four hours) but well worth the watch and makes for a good popcorn evening. I give it 4 1/2 jalapeno's.... (hey, I'm in Texas don'tcha know!!!)
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