The Last Gold explores the world of Women’s Olympic Swimming and revisits the sports world before “doping” became a well-known phenomenon, when the Soviet Union existed and the term "female athlete" was almost an oxymoron. The year was 1976 and the place was the Summer Olympics held in Montreal. “The Last Gold” revisits the momentous scandal that has been all but lost to history in the intervening years. By powerfully weaving together never before seen archival footage with intimate access and confessions by athletes from across two continents today, the Film unearths a thriller with dramatic consequences. With the doping scandal of Maria Sharapova recently front page news, the world revealed in The Last Gold has tremendous resonance today. From the hundreds of thousands of swimmers, to women amateur and professional athletes to the broader population which loves spectator sports and enjoys a good thriller, this film will captivate audiences of all ages.
Mon Jul 11 2016