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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Dutch delight home fans in the gymnastics

    The Netherlands achieved one of its most stirring gold medals of the 1928 Olympic Games on the home soil of Amsterdam when the women’s team gymnasts gracefully prevailed.
    29 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Netherlands, Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics
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    Williams races to double sprint success

    Percy Williams was the very antithesis of the modern day sprinter. While now the muscular, powerful, bulky speedsters prevail, Williams was slight and pale and looked anything but an Olympic champion in the waiting.
    28 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Canada, Athletics
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    Oda jumps for joy

    When modern-day athletes occasionally lament a lack of training facilities they would do well to ponder the experiences of Japanese jumper Mikio Oda.
    27 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Japan, Athletics
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    Ireland's O’Callaghan hammers home the advantage

    Irish rugby player Pat O’Callaghan embodied the amateur, self-starting spirit which led to hammer success in the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam.
    26 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Ireland, Athletics
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    Swede smell of success for Lundqvist in javelin

    Scandinavian dominance in the javelin has long been the preserve of the Finns yet at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam it was an agile Swede who took the plaudits.
    25 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Sweden, Athletics
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    Lowe strikes again in the 800m

    When Great Britain’s Douglas Lowe won the men’s 800m gold medal at the Olympic Games in Paris, he probably was not given the credit he deserved because of an injury which hit the overwhelming favourite.
    24 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Great Britain
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    Loukola overshadows fellow Finn Nurmi in steeplechase

    It says everything about the balance power in the distance running events at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam that four of the nine finalists in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase were from Finland.
    23 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Finland
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    King reigns supreme in the high jump

    The men’s high jump at the Olympic Games of 1928 was a strikingly different event to that of today.
    21 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
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    Hamm leaps into Olympic history books

    The United States men’s track team endured a pretty miserable Olympic Games in Amsterdam, but the field events competitors went a good way to saving face.
    20 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
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