Create-Your-Own Olympics Viewing Schedule

At this point (August 15), we are around the midpoint of the 2016 Summer Olympics, happening in Rio. In case you weren’t getting enough Olympic television coverage, or if you just wanted something from a different perspective, I’ve got some DVD picks for you to check out.

Top contenders:

Race – The story of local track and field star Jesse Owens

Chariots of Fire (you can hear the music right?) – Classic Oscar-winner, a rivalry between runners

Munich – Terror at the ’72 Munich Olympics and the aftermath

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Dark Horses:

Eddie the Eagle – Feel-good story of a British ski-jumper at the ’88 Calgary Olympics

The Bronze – Fictional tale of an outrageous former Olympian training an up-and-coming star

Twenty Twelve – TV series done faux documentary style about organizing the 2012 London Olympics

The Boys of ’36 – American rowers and their surprise Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

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Underdogs:

Touch the Wall – Swimmer Missy Franklin’s rise to win Gold in London 2012

Going for Gold: the ’48 Games -Follows Olympic rowers Bert Bushnell & Dickie Burnell leading up to the 1948 London Olymics

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – Runner Milkha Singh’s story of overcoming events relating to the India-Pakistan partition to become a great Indian althete

 

Now go bring those medals home!

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