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  • Winner’s medal Grenoble 1968

    Winner’s medal Grenoble 1968

    The obverse of the medal contains several elements: a snow crystal (the official emblem of the Grenoble Games), the Olympic rings and the inscription “Xèmes Jeux Olympiques d’hiver / Grenoble 1968” ©IOC
    Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:31 PM | Photo
  • Winner’s medal London 1948

    Winner’s medal London 1948

    The obverse of the medal designed by Cassioli features a depiction of the goddess Nike (Victoria) holding a winner’s crown in her right hand. On her right, there is the inscription “XIVth / Olympiad / London / 1948” and a reproduction of the Colosseum in Rome. Unlike the reverse of the medal, this obverse would continue to be used after the 1968 Games in Mexico City ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 2:05 PM | Photo
  • Winner’s medal Amsterdam 1928

    Winner’s medal Amsterdam 1928

    The reverse of the medal shows an athlete carried triumphantly in victory. This motif was used on the reverse of summer Olympic medals until 1968, when a different reverse was designed for the Munich 1972 Games ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 12:29 PM | Photo
  • Torch Grenoble 1968

    Torch Grenoble 1968

    Grenoble 1968 Olympic Games Torch ©IOC
    Sunday, January 17, 2010 3:05 PM | Photo
  • Winner's medal Grenoble 1968

    Winner's medal Grenoble 1968

    The obverse of the medal contains several elements: a snow crystal (the official emblem of the Grenoble Games), the Olympic rings and the inscription “Xèmes Jeux Olympiques d’hiver / Grenoble 1968” ©IOC
    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 9:38 AM | Photo
  • Winner’s medal Los Angeles 1932

    Winner’s medal Los Angeles 1932

    The reverse of the medal shows an athlete carried in triumph after a victory. This motif would be used on the reverse of Olympic medals for the Summer Games until 1968, after which a different reverse was created for the 1972 Munich Games ©IOC
    Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:31 AM | Photo
  • Lucky dollar

    Lucky dollar

    Just before the Seoul 1988 competitions, Pierre Durand was given a lucky dollar bill by Bill Steinkraus, Olympic show jumping champion at the Mexico City Games in 1968. This dollar bill was handed over 16 years later to Rodrigo Pessoa, who became Olympic champion in Athens in 2004. This “lucky dollar” was given to The Olympic Museum in 2006. Copyright : CIO
    Sunday, December 31, 1899 11:00 PM | Photo
  • 70 Mark Spitz USA action

    70 Mark Spitz USA action

    1972: Mark Spitz of the USA in action at the 1972 Olympics Games in Munich, Germany. Spitz achieved medal winning fame at these Munich Games where he won seven golds, the highest any Olympic Competitor has won for any sport at single Games. He took both freestyle sprint titles together with the butterfly stroke at these distances, with the others medals in sprints and relays. He set world records on 26 occasions in individual events and was expected to win at least six golds at Mexico in 1968, but after a few defeats his confidence was shattered and he took only siver and bronze from an exhausting programme. Twenty years on, he tried to recapture his youth by challenging for a place in the American Olympic team in Barcelona, but was unable to cope with the new high standards. Mandatory Credit: Tony Duffy/Allsport
    Friday, December 31, 1971 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Diving - 10m Platform Men

    Diving - 10m Platform Men

    Klaus Dibiasi of Italy after winning Gold in the Diving - Men’s 10m Platform during the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games at Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool on October 24, 1968 in Ciudad de México, Mexico.
    Thursday, October 24, 1968 2:00 PM | Photo
  • Boxing - Up to 91kg (Heavy Weight) Men

    Boxing - Up to 91kg (Heavy Weight) Men

    George Foreman of United States of America after winning Gold during the Men's Heavy Weight (up to 91kg) Gold Medal bout at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games at the Mexico Arena on October 26, 1968 in Ciudad de México, Mexico.
    Saturday, October 26, 1968 11:30 AM | Photo
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