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Olympic Years

RTE Ireland

Sports Program.

Sports Program.
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Ireland

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RTE Ireland

Description:

Sports Program.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Olympic Years Podcast: 1956 Melboune

7/5/2007
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Ronnie Delaney, who won the men's 1500 metres and the Soviets outmedalled the U.S. for the first time

Duration: 00:12:55


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1960 Rome

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Rome was a coming-out party for 18-year-old Louisville boxer Cassius Clay

Duration: 00:12:37


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1964 Tokyo

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24 years after wartime Japan resigned as hosts of the Summer Games, Tokyo welcomed the world to the first Asian Olympics.

Duration: 00:08:03


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1968 Mexico City

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The Games of the Nineteenth Olympiad were the highest and most controversial ever held.

Duration: 00:16:14


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1972 Munich

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A games that were to be marked by tragedy in the second week.

Duration: 00:13:32


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1976 Montreal

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Games marked by a mass walkout and a final bill that the city could not afford

Duration: 00:13:55


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1980 Moscow

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Four years after 32 nations walked out of the Montreal Games, twice that many chose to stay away from Moscow

Duration: 00:13:18


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1984 Los Angeles

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The Soviet Union and 13 Communist allies stayed home in an obvious payback for the West's snub of Moscow in 1980.

Duration: 00:16:05


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1988 Seoul

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159 countries sent more athletes totalling 9,465 to South Korea more than to any previous Olympics.

Duration: 00:13:02


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1992 Barcelona

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A record 10,563 athletes from 172 nations gathered without a single country boycotting the Games.

Duration: 00:13:02


The Olympic Years Podcast: 1996 Atlanta

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The most logistically complicated Olympics to date and perhaps the most hyped and over-commercialized as well.

Duration: 00:13:01


The Olympic Years Podcast: 2000 Sydney

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Sydney 2000 has been hailed by many Olympic experts as the greatest Games of all time.

Duration: 00:23:55