The reappropriation of the Games by Nazi Germany
Les champions d'Hitler (english version)
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Nazi Germany and the symbolic of the Olympic Games
When they visit Greece, the german organizers decide to anchor the games more firmly in Antiquity and come up with a few innovations of his own behind the back of the olympic authorities. They decide to light a flame destined to join Berlin and select 3,341 runners who will relay Olympia to Germany. This flame crosses Bulgaria, Romania, Austria and Czechoslovakia : countries on which the Reich is already eyeing. Hitler and Goebbels decide to entrust Leni Riefenstahl, a german director with filming and staging the Olympic Games.
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