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Poll: Best Official Summer Olympic Documentary?

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?

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    Days Of Truce (2016)

    Official Rio 2016 Olympic documentary
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    First (2012)

    Official London 2012 Olympic documentary
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    The Everlasting Flame (2009)

    Official Beijing 2008 Olympic documentary
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    Bud Greenspan's Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (2005)

    Official Athens 2004 Olympic documentary
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    Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory (2001)

    Official Sydney 2000 Olympic documentary
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    Atlanta's Olympic Glory (1997)

    Official Atlanta 1996 Olympic documentary
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    Barcelona '92: 16 Days of Glory (1993)

    Official Barcelona 1992 Olympic documentary
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    Marathon (1993)

    Official Barcelona 1992 Olympic documentary
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    Seoul '88: 16 Days of Glory (1989)

    Official Seoul 1988 Olympic documentary
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    Beyond All Barriers (1989)

    Official Seoul opening and closing ceremonies Olympic documentary
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    Hand in Hand (1989)

    Official Seoul 1988 Olympic documentary
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    16 Days of Glory (1985)

    Official Los Angeles 1984 Olympic documentary
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    O Sport, You Are Peace! (1981)

    Official Moscow 1980 Olympic documentary
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    Games of the XXI Olympiad (1977)

    Official Montreal 1976 Olympic documentary
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    Visions of Eight (1973)

    Official Munich 1972 Olympic documentary
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    The Olympics in Mexico (1969)

    Official Mexico 1968 Olympic documentary
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    Sensation of the Century (1966)

    Official Tokyo 1964 Olympic documentary
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    Tokyo Olympiad (1965)

    Official Tokyo 1964 Olympic documentary
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    The Grand Olympics (1961)

    Official Rome 1960 Olympic documentary
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    Alain Mimoun (1959)

    Official Melbourne 1956 Olympic Marathon documentary focused on marathoner, Alain Mimoun
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    The Melbourne Rendez-vous (1957)

    Official Melbourne 1956 Olympic documentary
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    Olympic Games: 1956 (1956)

    Official Combined Melourne-Stockholm 1956 Olympic documentary
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    The Horse in Focus (1956)

    Official Stockholm 1956 Olympic documentary
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    Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952 (1954)

    Official Helsinki 1952 Olympic documentary
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    Gold and Glory (1953)

    Official Helsinki 1952 Olympic documentary Part Two
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    Where the World Meets (1952)

    Official Helsinki 1952 Olympic documentary Part One
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    XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (1948)

    Official London 1948 Olympic documentary
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    Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938)

    Official Berlin 1936 Olympic documentary Part Two
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    Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)

    Official Berlin 1936 Olympic documentary Part One
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    The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam (1928)

    Official Amsterdam 1928 Olympic documentary
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    The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 (1928)

    Official Amsterdam 1928 Olympic documentary
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    The Olympic Games in Paris 1924 (1925)

    Official Paris 1924 Olympic documentary
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    The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (1924)

    Official Paris 1924 historical Olympic origins documentary
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    The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (2017)

    Official Stockholm 1912 Olympic documentary

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