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RTÉ - The Olympic Years



Looking at 5 decades of The Olympic Games.



Last Build Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 15:21:54 +0100

Copyright: RTÉ 2007
 



The Olympic Years Podcast: 2000 Sydney

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

Sydney 2000 has been hailed by many Olympic experts as the greatest Games of all time.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m59s-olympic-years-2000-sydney.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1996 Atlanta

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

The most logistically complicated Olympics to date and perhaps the most hyped and over-commercialized as well.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m14s-olympic-years-1996-atlanta.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1992 Barcelona

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

A record 10,563 athletes from 172 nations gathered without a single country boycotting the Games.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m31s-olympic-years-1992-barcelona.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1988 Seoul

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

159 countries sent more athletes totalling 9,465 to South Korea more than to any previous Olympics.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m25s-olympic-years-1988-seoul.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1984 Los Angeles

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

The Soviet Union and 13 Communist allies stayed home in an obvious payback for the West's snub of Moscow in 1980.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-14m14s-olympic-years-1984-los-angeles.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1980 Moscow

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

Four years after 32 nations walked out of the Montreal Games, twice that many chose to stay away from Moscow


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m37s-olympic-years-1980-moscow.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1976 Montreal

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

Games marked by a mass walkout and a final bill that the city could not afford


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-14m32s-olympic-years-1976-montreal.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1972 Munich

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

A games that were to be marked by tragedy in the second week.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-14m04s-olympic-years-1972-munich.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1968 Mexico City

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

The Games of the Nineteenth Olympiad were the highest and most controversial ever held.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-14m27s-olympic-years-1968-mexico-city.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1964 Tokyo

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

24 years after wartime Japan resigned as hosts of the Summer Games, Tokyo welcomed the world to the first Asian Olympics.


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-12m08s-olympic-years-1964-tokyo.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1960 Rome

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

Rome was a coming-out party for 18-year-old Louisville boxer Cassius Clay


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m02s-olympic-years-1960-rome.mp3




The Olympic Years Podcast: 1956 Melboune

Fri, 6 Jul 2007 00:00:00 +0100

Ronnie Delaney, who won the men's 1500 metres and the Soviets outmedalled the U.S. for the first time


Media Files:
http://podcast.rasset.ie/podcasts/2007/pc/pod-v-13m18s-olympic-years-1956-melbourne.mp3