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.
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
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
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!