The best competitions of the most varied sports are resuming, step by step, to get to the end of the various championships that were suspended because of the COVID-19.
It will be a very different return because most of the events now scheduled will take place without the presence of enthusiastic fans. That will have a significant impact on the atmosphere at stadiums, pavilions, and even at the Formula 1 tracks.
The passion for sports will end up resenting these times we're living in, and even our favourite athletes will feel that while competing. It's not the same to compete without the cheers from the crowds!
While we can't experience sports as we all like to, we decided to make a list of some of the best sports-related movies ever made to remember the adrenaline we feel during a race, a fight or a match. Turn off the lights, sit back and enjoy:
In 1975, world boxing heavyweight champion Apollo Creed announced plans to hold a title fight in Philadelphia during the United States Bicentennial. However, five weeks before the fight he is informed that his opponent is unable to compete due to an injured hand. With all other potential substitutions booked or unavailable, Creed decides to spice things up, giving a local competitor a chance to challenge him. Creed chooses Rocky Balboa, a southpaw boxer who fights mainly in small gyms and works as a moneylender collector.
Immediately after the end of apartheid, newly elected President Nelson Mandela leads a racially and economically divided South Africa. He believes he can unify the nation through the universal language of sports. To this end, Mandela joins forces with François Pienaar, captain of the rugby team, promoting the union of South Africans around their national team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Raging Bull (1980)
This classic movie tells the story of a middleweight boxer and his victories right up until he has an opportunity to became champion of his category. He falls in love with a beautiful girl from the Bronx, but the inability to express his feelings eventually disrupts his professional life, bringing him many problems.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Frankie Dunn is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at a distance, except for his old friend and partner Eddie Dupris. When Maggie Fitzgerald, a worker transferred from Missouri, arrives at Frankie's gym in search of his experience, he is reluctant to train the young woman. But when he gives in to his reserved ways, the two form a bond that will change their lives.
I, Tonya (2017)
Discover the life of former ice skater Tonya Harding. During the 1990s, she managed to overcome her troubled childhood and emerged as the UK's Ice Skating champion. At the World Championship, she came in second. However, she became most known when her husband, Jeff Gillooly, and two criminals tried to disable one of her competitors by breaking her leg during the 1994 Olympics.
These are some of the most memorable sports films in the cinema, all rendering the sports fans and movie buffs alike with classic, unforgettable moments. Watching one - or all - of these movies will surely help you get over these troubling times.
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