Most Thrilling Summer Olympic Telecast?

by urbanemovies | created - 29 Jul 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

The first Summer Olympic Games telecast occured when Nazi Germany broadcast by means of closed circuit television to dozens of European viewing halls during the 1936 Summer Olympics. The telecast was the first TV broadcast to be strong enough to reach outer space and the first to offer a glimpse of ourselves to possible alien worlds. The latest broadcasts of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games marks the twentieth Summer Olympics to have been broadcast. Source: Wikipedia - Olympics On Television

Which Summer Olympic Games telecast is the most thrilling that you have seen in your lifetime?

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1. Rio 2016: Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Rio 2016: Summer Olympics Games of the XXXI Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 05 August 2016 through 21 August 2016.

Stars: Usain Bolt, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez

Votes: 446

2. London 2012 Olympics (2012)

51 min | Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the London 2012: Summer Olympics Games of the XXX Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around London, England, Great Britain from 25 July 2012 through 12 August 2012.

Stars: Stacey Toy, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix

Votes: 821

3. Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Beijing 2008: Summer Olympics Games of the XXIX Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Beijing, China from 06 August 2008 through 24 August 2008.

Stars: Michael Phelps, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt, Tim Daggett

Votes: 1,146

4. Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (2004)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Athens 2004: Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Athens, Attica, Greece from 13 August 2004 through 29 August 2004.

Stars: Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin, Amélie Mauresmo, Zhang Ning

Votes: 464

5. Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad (2000)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Sydney 2000: Summer Olympics Games of the XXVII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Sydney, Australia from 13 September 2000 through 01 October 2000.

Stars: Ian Thorpe, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Haruka Saito

Votes: 272

6. Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad (1996)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Atlanta 1996: Summer Olympics Games of the XXVI Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Atlanta, Georgia, USA from 19 July 1996 through 04 August 1996.

Stars: Kurt Angle, Harijanto Arbi, Mia Audina, Soo-Hyun Bang

Votes: 171

7. Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad (1992)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Barcelona 1992: Summer Olympics Games of the XXV Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 24 July 1992 through 09 August 1992.

Stars: Alan Budikusuma, Soo-Hyun Bang, Susi Susanti, Ardy Wiranata

Votes: 82

8. Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad (1988– )

Not Rated | 139 min | Documentary, Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Seoul 1988: Summer Olympics Games of the XXIV Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Seoul, Sudogwon, South Korea from 17 September 1988 through 2 October 1988.

Stars: Juan Antonio Samaranch, Roh Tae-woo, Jodie Clatworthy, Bryant Gumbel

Votes: 89

9. Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad (1984– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Los Angeles 1984: Summer Olympics Games of the XXIII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Los Angeles, California, USA from 28 July through 12 August 1984.

Stars: Carl Lewis, Michael Jordan, Mary Lou Retton, Valerie Briscoe-Hooks

Votes: 55

10. Moscow 1980: Games of the XXII Olympiad (1980– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Moscow 1980: Summer Olympics Games of the XXII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Moscow, Russia, CCCP from 19 July 1980 through 03 August 1980.

Stars: Sergey Koplyakov, Sergey Andreev, Sergei Baltacha, Konstantin Beskov

Votes: 44

11. Montreal 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad (1976– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Montreal 1976: Summer Olympics Games of the XXI Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 17 July 1976 through 01 August 1976.

Stars: John Naber, Princess Anne, Nadia Comaneci, Bart Conner

Votes: 41

12. Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad (1972– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Munich 1972: Summer Olympics Games of the XX Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Munich, Bavaria, West Germany from 26 August 1972 through 11 September 1972.

Stars: Aleksandr Medved, Osman Duraliev, Moslem Eskandar-Filabi, Chris Taylor

Votes: 44

13. Mexico City 1968: Games of the XIX Olympiad (1968– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Mexico City 1968: Summer Olympics Games of the XIX Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Mexico City, Mexico from 12 October 1968 through 27 October 1968.

Stars: Pál B. Nagy, András Balczó, Bob Beamon, István Básti

Votes: 26

14. Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad (1964– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Tokyo, Japan from 10 October 1964 through 24 October 1964.

Stars: Lyutvi Akhmedov, Ahmet Ayik, Joe Frazier, Aleksandr Ivanitskiy

Votes: 24

15. Rome 1960: Games of the XVII Olympiad (1960– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Rome 1960: Summer Olympics Games of the XVII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Rome, Lazio, Italy from 25 August 1960 through 11 September 1960.

Stars: Yury Vlasov, Bèto Adriana, Marlene Ahrens, Shahrudin Mohamed Ali

Votes: 26

16. Melbourne 1956: Games of the XVI Olympiad (1956– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Melbourne 1956: Summer Olympics Games of the XVI Olympiad, an international sport competition that took place in and around Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from 22 November 1956 through 8 December 1956.

Stars: Dawn Fraser, Al Oerter, Prince Philip, Princess Margaret

Votes: 22

17. Helsinki 1952: Games of the XV Olympiad (1952– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Helsinki 1952: Summer Olympics Games of the XV Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Helsinki, Finland from 19 July 1952 through 03 August 1952.

Stars: Róbert Antal, Gábor Benedek, Tibor Berczelly, Antal Bolvári

Votes: 22

18. London 1948: Games of the XIV Olympiad (1948– )

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the London 1948: Games of the XIV Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around London, England, United Kingdom from 29 July 1948 through 14 August 1948.

Stars: Fanny Blankers-Koen, Avery Brundage, King George VI, Bob Mathias

Votes: 23

19. Berlin 1936: Games of the XI Olympiad (1936– )

166 min | Sport

Closed circuit television coverage of the Berlin 1936: Summer Olympics Games of the XI Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Berlin, Prussia, Germany from 1 August 1936 through 16 August 1936.

Stars: Dhyan Chand, Dean Cromwell, Henri de Baillet-Latour, Pierre de Coubertin

Votes: 44

20. Tokyo 2020: Games of the XXXII Olympiad (2021)

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Tokyo 2020: Games of the XXXII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that took place in and around Tokyo, Japan from 21 July 2021 through 08 August 2021.

Stars: Emma McKeon, Belinda Bencic, Caeleb Dressel, Chen Meng

Votes: 70

Added 05 April 2021

21. Paris 2024: Games of the XXXIII Olympiad

Sport

Broadcast television coverage of the Paris 2024: Summer Olympics Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, an international multi-sport competition that are scheduled to take place in and around Paris, France from 26 July 2024 through 11 August 2024.

The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics begin on Friday, July 26, 2024 and end on Sunday, August 11, 2024.



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