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Watch: Olympic Athletes Pick Their Favorite Sports Movies

By Peter Hall, Fandango, 08/28/17, 10:00AM CDT

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We all know the only thing that actually matters about Olympic athletes is what their favorite sports movies are.

The 2016 Summer Olympics start today, thrusting amateur athletes the world over into the spotlight. They've been training for years and years for these competitions. Every second of their performance will be picked apart for weeks to come. Their workout routines, diets and personal lives can become highly scrutinized.

But none of that stuff matters. We all know the only thing that actually matters about Olympic athletes is what is their favorite sports movie. Every other detail is a distant second place.

Fandango has put together a video compilation where some star Olympic athletes all pick their favorite movies. The results are some of the usual suspects, like Miracle and Cool Runnings, but it also includes some surprise picks. Check it out.