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  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Norway’s Henie reigns supreme on the ice

    Norway’s Sonja Henie was without doubt figure skating’s first major international star, having caused a sensation at Chamonix in 1924 by taking part in the women’s competition at the age of only 11, finishing eighth and last behind Austria’s Herma Szabo.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Figure Skating, Norway, HENIE, Sonja
  • News | Paris 1924

    Multitalented Osborn wins unique double gold

    The 1924 Olympic Games held in Paris are probably best remembered for two things; the exploits of the athletes marked in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, and the breathtaking achievements of Finnish running machine Paavo Nurmi. Yet one all-round American athlete could have rightly left the Games thinking he had made the most indelible mark on events in the Olympic Stadium.
    12 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Paris 1924

    Norwegians make waves in the English Channel

    The regatta at the Olympics Games in Paris in 1924 were held at Le Havre, and will not go down as one of the greatest in the history of the competition. Four years after 14 classes competed at the Antwerp Games, only three classes were in competition on the choppy waters of the English Channel.  
    11 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Sailing, Norway
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Harry Watson and the Canadian ice hockey goal glut

    “It’s our game,” Canadians often say of ice hockey. At Chamonix 1924, represented by the Toronto Granites, who earned the right to compete at the Games by triumphing in the Allan Cup (the trophy awarded to the national men’s amateur champions), Canada underlined the claim in stunning fashion. Racking up a series of phenomenal scores, they defeated Czechoslovakia 30-0, Sweden 22-0 and Switzerland 33-0 in their first-round group, scoring a jaw-dropping total of 85 goals and conceding none. In the final round, Canada saw off Great Britain (19-2) and the USA (6-1) to land a memorable Olympic title.
    03 Feb 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Ice Hockey, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Woodward captains British to another football gold

    Although football was making its fourth appearance at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, it was only the second occasion that its involvement had been recognised by FIFA, the sport’s governing body. Eleven teams competed in 1912, all of them from Europe.
    05 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Winslow and Kitson dominate men’s tennis

    South African duo Winslow and Kitson were both friends and foes during the 1912 Games – winning the outdoor doubles tennis competition together but going head-to-head in the final of the singles event.
    05 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • News | Olympic News

    Les effets de Londres 2012 sont toujours sensibles au Royaume-Uni

    Deux ans après, les Jeux Olympiques de 2012 continuent d’avoir des effets significatifs à Londres et en Grande-Bretagne en général, comme l’indique un rapport publié par le gouvernement britannique qui souligne l’essor économique que les Jeux ont procuré à l’ensemble du pays.
    01 Jan 1900 | Olympic News
  • News | Athens 1896

    Hajos turns tragedy into glory in the water

    Hungarian architecture student Alfréd Hajos was the undisputed star of the swimming events at the 1896 Games. Born Alfréd Guttman and raised in Budapest, his prowess in the water had its roots in tragedy. He determined to become a good swimmer at the age of 13 after his father drowned in the River Danube. He later changed his surname to Hajós which means “sailor” in Hungarian.
    11 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Swimming, Hungary
  • News | Athens 1896

    Great Scot Elliot lifts the Athens crowd

    Named after the city in Tasmania where he was allegedly conceived, Launceston Elliot was born and raised in India, spent most of his adult life in England, but was always a Scotsman in his heart. Born into a prominent family from the Scottish Borders region, and descended from the Earl of Minto, Elliot’s grandfather was the governor of Madras in India, where Launceston was born in 1874.
    07 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Great Britain, Weightlifting
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