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Allan Wells: One Man's Olympics
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Fly-on-the-wall documentary following the Edinburgh sprinter Allan Wells and his gruelling preparations for the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where he won Gold in the 100m and Silver in the 200m. Dramatic footage of Allan Wells winning the 1980 Olympic 100m final.
Questions & Activities
- What film techniques are used to create tension in the build-up to the race?
- What different perspectives do we see the race from? Why are these angles used?
- What different jobs can you see people doing around the stadium?
Imagine an athlete's feelings before, during and after a big race. Write a story or monologue from their point of view.
Find out why some nations boycotted this Olympics. What other sports competitions have been boycotted and why?
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of Pelicular Films|
|School Subject||Health and Wellbeing, Physical Education, Mathematics, Physics, English, History|
|Who||(athlete), Allan Wells (sprinter)|
|Where||Edinburgh, Melbourne, Moscow|