Over the past 100 years, Olympic documentaries have gained a reputation as one of the more interesting sub genres in film. A distinction earned by being chroniclers of sports history, by telling compelling stories and by attracting master directors. These films aim to capture the soul of the games, while also considering them in a broader social and cultural context. Directors Leni Riefenstahl and Kon Ichikawa are just two examples of directors who have used their Olympic opportunity to push the boundaries of filmmaking. Source: Criterion - Olympics 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012
Which official documentary about the Summer Olympic Games is the best, so far?