Gold fever documentary

Gold Fever was the name of a BBC documentary, shown in August 2000, which followed Steve Redgrave and his British rowing coxless four teammates Matthew Pinsent, Tim Foster and James Cracknell in the years leading up to the Sydney Olympics, where Redgrave was looking to claim his fifth consecutive gold medal.

The 3-part series included video diaries recording the highs and lows in the quest for gold. Coach Jurgen Grobler was also featured in the program (check his Twitter account for some black humor).

It is a vivid account of the rocky road the athletes experience on the quest for Olympic glory.

Worth watching in case you decide to skip a paddling session on some cold rainy winter late afternoon!

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