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During the summer of 2012, the eyes of the world were focused on London and the athletes of the Olympic Games.

With the full backing of Locog, documentary film-maker Caroline Rowland was granted unprecedented access to 12 athletes from around the world as they put their bodies on the line in search of a gold medal.

Personal stories of triumph and heartbreak unfold in close-up, capturing the magic and emotion of the greatest sporting event on the planet.

The film’s subjects include British sprinter James Ellington, Chinese diver Qiu Bo, Australian BMX cyclist Caroline Buchanan, American swimmer Missy Franklin, Brazilian swimmer Bruno Fratus, Albanian judo player Majlinda Kelmendi, South African swimmer Chad Le Clos, French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre, American gymnast John Orozco, Kenyan runner David Rudisha, Indian shooter Heena Sidhu, Irish boxer Katie Taylor, British cyclist Laura Trott and American boxer Queen Underwood. Rowland’s film is released simultaneously on DVD and Blu-ray.

Released: November 23 (selected cinemas), 108 mins