Six Great Sports Movies to keep you in the Olympic Mood

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The Rio Olympics have just come to a close, and while it is sad, we can always depend on the movies to deliver us inspirational montages and grueling training regimes.

Here I list six of my favourite feel-good sports movies to keep you in the Olympic Mood:

  1. Stick It

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One of my favourite movies of all time. Rebellious teen Hayley Graham finds herself in some trouble with the law, and is forced to return to the cutthroat world of elite gymnastics she thought she’d left behind. Peregrym gives a sassy and moving performance as Hayley, and is well partnered with gruff but caring coach, played by Jeff Bridges. The gymnastics sequences are well choreographed and impressive to watch, and the fun and engaging story makes you want to re-watch all the Olympic gymnastics events.tumblr_msgdg6K9Vv1r8bor0o1_500.gifgiphyBest Quote

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  1. Cool Runnings

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A classic. The hilarious true story (to a certain extent) of the…

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Festival Fever

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August + Edinburgh = almost better than Christmas. Comedy, dance, colour and hundreds of thousands of people make the journey to Edinburgh for the magical month of August. Visitors and locals alike embrace the festival spirit come rain or shine and enjoy a few chuckles over a beer or two. Every way you look there are pop up comedy stands, bars keeping the spectators hydrated and a array of tropical smells ranging from sweet Thai scents to snapping lobsters. With the cities population doubling during the month of August, you have to be prepared for the fact that you are not going to arrive anywhere fast. The high street is bustling with people and the pavements are overflowing: much to the Lothian Bus drivers dismay. Whether the sun is shining or hiding behind a a big grizzly cloud, Edinburgh is a bright bustling place for the month of August. You…

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