The History of the Olympic Games in Nine Videos

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Feb 8, 2018

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games start tomorrow in PyeongChang, South Korea, and we’re getting in the spirit with our colossal box set 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012. In anticipation of the kickoff, we’ve created a series of supercuts that capture the breathtaking scope of the Olympic Games across continents and decades, showcasing the extraordinary athleticism and stirring emotion that the events inspire every two years. Dive into the nine videos below, then head to the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck, where we’re highlighting eleven must-see selections from the box set.

Women’s Figure Skating:

Ski Jumping:

Pole Vaulting:

Diving:

100 Meters:

Fencing:

Pair Skating:

Crowds:

Victories: