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The Diplomat: Director's Moment

Updated: August 5, 2013, 1:44 PM ET
By espnW.com

'The Diplomat'

About the film

At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany's most famous athletes. Trained in an ice rink that gave rise to socialist heroes, Witt dominated figure skating by winning six European titles (1983-88), four world championships (1984-85, 1987-88) and back-to-back Olympic gold medals (1984 and 1988), becoming arguably the world's best in the sport.

Known as "the most beautiful face of socialism," Witt's ...

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