All-time favourite Olympic (summer) moments

 

Modern Olympic history is filled with outstanding performances.

 

These are four of the all-time best:

 

* Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World

 

Rafer Johnson and CK Yang, in the Decathalon’s 1500 m.

 

[at the 1:57 and the 3:21 marks


 

* Triumph Amidst Tragedy [Munich 1972]

 

The young man in the golf cap who came out of nowhere … Dave Wottle’s 800 m.
 

 

* Oh, Canada [Atlanta 1996]

 

Donovan Bailey’s 100 m.

 

[from the Canadian perspective]

 

 

[from the International perspective]

 

 

 

* One Giant Leap for Mankind [Mexico City 1968]

 

Robert Beaman’s

Long Jump into Sports Immortality.

[from the American perspective]

 

 

[from the International perspective]

 

 

 

 

 

What are your personal favourites?

 

 

 

 

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