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The First Olympics: Athens 1896

The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)

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Release Date: May 20, 1984 Wide

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Five Emmy nominations went to the two-part TV drama The First Olympics: Athens 1896. The story begins in 1894, when Baron Pierre de Courbetin (Louis Jourdan) announces his intention to stage the first Olympic games of the Modern Era within two years in Athens. The baron heads to the US to recruit an athletic team. Despite disinterest, opposition and spotty funding, de Courbetin assembles his team with the help of Princeton professor William Sloane. The thirteen chosen Americans have a pretty

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Some interesting facts are contained in this TV version of the formulation of the staging of the first modern Olympics. A little over earnest but if you like the games than this should be a enjoyable companion piece.
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