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Tokyo Olympiad

Tokyo Olympiad - Turner Classic Movies

Documentary

Highlights of the 1964 Summer Olympics: the pole vault, women’s volleyball, swimming, the marathon.

Matt Roush

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The 2021 Tokyo Summer Games won’t begin until this weekend, but in anticipation, TCM looks back at the 1964 games held in the Japanese city in an acclaimed 1965 documentary that’s part of a 24-hour marathon of Olympics-related films. Other highlights include The Games of the V Olympian: Stockholm, 1912 (5 am/ET), XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (10:15 am/ET), chronicling the 1948 Summer Olympics in London; 1973’s Visions of Eight (6 pm/ET), with eight directors tackling the tragedy-scarred Munich Summer Games; and in prime time, 1977’s Games of the XXI Olympiad (8 pm/ET), covering the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and 1986’s 16 Days of Glory (10:15 pm/ET), with highlights of the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.