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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold

    Ville, or Willie, Ritola unfortunately played second fiddle during one of the greatest dynasties Olympic track and field has ever witnessed.
    02 Jun 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Finland, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Paavo Nurmi seals record medal tally at Amsterdam 1928

    There have been a number of “Flying Finns” in the history of sport and the Olympic Games, but the greatest of all was Paavo Nurmi, winner of nine Olympic gold medals, which is still the record for athletics at the Games. He secured his ninth title in the 10,000m on 29 July 1928 in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, following an umpteenth titanic battle with compatriot Ville Ritola.
    29 Jul 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, NURMI, Paavo, Finland
  • News | Legacy

    Paris 1924: The Olympic Games come of age

    Paris will host the Olympic Games for the third time in 2024. To mark that milestone we look back at the two previous editions staged in the French capital.
    13 Sep 2017 | Olympic News, Paris 2024, Paris 1924
  • Three Athletes

    Three Athletes

    29th July 1928: Finnish athletes Paavo Nurmi, Ville Ritola and Edvin Wide of Sweden in the 10,000 metre race at the Amsterdam Olympics (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Saturday, July 28, 1928 10:00 PM | Photo
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