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Faster, Higher, Stronger

Faster, Higher, Stronger is a history of the Olympics seen through the development of speed, strength, skill and beauty in four iconic events and disciplines - the 100m sprint, the 1500m middle-distance race, gymnastics and swimming.

In each documentary - running over the four weekends preceeding the start of the London 2012 Games - there are extraordinary stories of performance.

We talk to Jim Hines who broke the 10 second barrier in winning the 100m at the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

We have Nadia Comaneci explaining how she scored the first ever perfect 10 on the uneven bars at the Montreal Olympics of 1976.

In his own words Mark Spitz tells the story of his record haul of medals in the pool in Munich and Lord Coe explains how he won 1500m not once, but twice.

Faster, Higher, Stronger is broadcast on Saturdays at 02:10 and 15:10 GMT, and on Sundays at 09:10 and 22:10 GMT.