The Grand Olympics


2h 1964

Brief Synopsis

A record of highlights of each day's competitions during the 17th Olympics in Rome in 1960, in which the Soviet Union's athletes won more medals than any other national group. In addition to the athletic events, including track and field contests, gymnastics, cycling, wrestling, boxing, horsemanship...

Film Details

Also Known As
La grande Olimpiade
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Foreign
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Apr 1964
Production Company
Istituto Nazionale Luce;
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A record of highlights of each day's competitions during the 17th Olympics in Rome in 1960, in which the Soviet Union's athletes won more medals than any other national group. In addition to the athletic events, including track and field contests, gymnastics, cycling, wrestling, boxing, horsemanship, weightlifting, swimming, etc., the film shows the lighting of the torch carried on foot from Mount Olympus to Rome; the parades of the athletes into the arena; Pope John's greeting to the contestants; and glimpses of Queen Frederika of Greece and her son, King Constantine II. Among the prominent athletes appearing in the film are Wilma Rudolph, Rafer Johnson, Chris von Saltza, and Abebe Bikila.

Film Details

Also Known As
La grande Olimpiade
Genre
Documentary
Sports
Foreign
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Apr 1964
Production Company
Istituto Nazionale Luce;
Distribution Company
Times Film Corp.
Country
Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Trivia

Notes

Rome opening: January 1961 as La grande Olimpiade; running time: 142 min. Some U. S. reviews indicate that an English narration was included.