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London 2012 Official Film | First

In 2012 London became the first city to host the Summer Games on three occasions, and more than eight million tickets were sold to an enthusiastic British public. Caroline Rowland takes an unusual, and ultimately rewarding approach to her subject. She focuses on athletes coming to the Games for the first time, travelling to their various countries to watch them training. She begins with Danny Boyle's often startling, and kinetic, Opening Ceremony and then sets off on her cinematic travels. To Kenya's Rift Valley, for example, to observe 800 metre champion David Rudisha. Or to India, to meet Heena Sidhu, who yearns...

 

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