7 sports documentaries to watch this weekend.

As you continue to enjoy the Olympics 2020 games, you can inform yourself with these sports documentaries:

1. The weight of gold

In April 2017, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Brett Rapkin conducted an emotional interview with Olympic bobsled captain Steven Holcomb. Only days later, Holcomb committed suicide, leaving Brett with the difficult decision of either scrapping his documentary entirely or broadening its subject matter. He chose the latter, honouring Steve’s memory and legacy by shining a light on the staggering number of Olympians struggling with mental health issues of their own. 

2. Kipchoge: The Last Milestone

On the morning of 12 October 2019 in Vienna, Kenya’s marathon legend and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge shattered “the last barrier to modern athletics” by running a marathon in under two hours, the first human to do so. This was one of the most inspiring achievements in sporting history and one that reaffirmed to the world Kipchoge’s personal philosophy that truly, “No human is limited.” This historic event birthed the inspiring documentary feature Kipchoge: The Last Milestone.

3. Tiger

HBO’s Tiger Woods documentary, Tiger, offers a revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of the global golfing icon. The series paints an intimate picture of the prodigy whose dedication and obsession with the game of golf brought him unimaginable fame and success, but also led him down a dark, spiraling path, and ultimately, to his legendary comeback, culminating in his victory at the 2019 Masters.

4. What’s my name: Muhammad Ali

This two-part documentary, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), follows the challenges and triumphs of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali and is told with recordings of his voice and archive footage, some of which has never been seen before.

5. I, Tonya

This two-part documentary, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), follows the challenges and triumphs of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali and is told with recordings of his voice and archive footage, some of which has never been seen before.

6. Creed

Just when Sly Stallone started running out of ways to reboot Rambo and Rocky, along comes Rocky sequel and spin-off sports drama Creed: Rocky’s Legacy. Following Apollo Creed’s son Adonis or “Donnie”, we chart his rise to boxing stardom, from exiting a youth detention facility to seeking the guidance of his father’s rival and former heavyweight champ, Rocky Balboa.

  

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