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The Grand Olympics (Italian: La grande olimpiade) is a 1961 Italian documentary film, directed by Romolo Marcellini, made in 1961. It was nominated as Best Documentary Feature at 34th Academy Awards in 1961.[1][dead link]

The Grand Olympics
Directed byRomolo Marcellini
Produced byFranco Galliano
Written byNicolò Ferrari
Daniele G. Luisi
Romolo Marcellini
Release date
May 26, 1961 (1961-05-26)
Running time
142 minutes



142 minutes of the film speak of events and athletes that have characterized the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. From the absolute protagonist Wilma Rudolph, called the black gazelle, to Livio Berruti, the first white to win the 200 meters, to the deeds of Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila, who won the marathon racing barefoot.

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  1. ^ "NY Times: The Grand Olympics". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-08.

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