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Winner’s medal London 1908

Obverse of the London 1908 Games medal, featuring a representation of two female figures crowning a victorious athlete and the inscription “Olympic Games / London 1908”

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John Flanagan (USA)

John Flanagan competing in the hammer throw event. During his career, he won the Olympic title three times in this discipline: in Paris in 1900, in St Louis in 1904 and in London in 1908

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Olympic Opening

27th April 1908: Norwegian and Swedish competitors march past the Royal Box during the opening ceremony of the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Summer Games London 1908 Medal

On the obverse, two female figures placing a laurel crown on the head of a young victorious athlete, with, in the bottom half, the inscription “OLYMPIC GAMES LONDON 1908".

On the reverse, the figure of St George, patron saint of England. Legend says that he was a fighting saint who slew a dragon to free a princess.
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London 1908-The audience in the Olympic stadium.
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London 1908-The audience in the Olympic stadium tiers.
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