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Director  Romolo Marcellini
Genres  Documentary, Sports
Language  Italian
6.6/10 IMDb

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Country  Italy
The Grand Olympics movie poster
Cast  Wilma Rudolph
Writer  Nicolo Ferrari, Daniele G. Luisi, Romolo Marcellini
Release date  May 26, 1961 (1961-05-26)
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Similar movies  Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

The Grand Olympics (Italian: La grande olimpiade) is a 1961 Italian documentary film, directed by Romolo Marcellini, made in 1961. It was nominated as Best Documentary Feature at 34th Academy Awards in 1961.

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Plot

142 minutes of the film speak of events and athletes that have characterized the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. From the absolute protagonist Wilma Rudolph, called the black gazelle, to Livio Berruti, the first white to win the 200 meters, to the deeds of Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who won the marathon racing barefoot.

Other Official Films of the Olympic Games

  • Olympia (1938), directed by Leni Riefenstahl about Berlin 1936
  • Tokyo Olympiad (1965), directed by Kon Ichikawa about Tokyo 1964
  • 16 Days of Glory (1986), directed by Bud Greenspan about Los Angeles 1984
  • References

    The Grand Olympics Wikipedia
    The Grand Olympics IMDb The Grand Olympics themoviedb.org


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