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  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Gymnast Pelle takes double gold

    István Pelle’s performance at the 1928 Olympic Games seemed an unlikely portent of the glory that would soon come his way.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Artistic Gymnastics, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Lesage dazzles in the dressage

    Every Olympic Games produces moments of controversy; one of the most famous took place in the individual dressage event at Los Angeles 1932.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Indestructible Guglielmetti earns golden reward

    Many of the European delegations making the long journey across the Atlantic for the 1932 Olympics devised inventive ways to keep their team members fit during the gruelling voy-age.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Neri raises the bar

    Since the advent of the modern Olympic Games, Italian gymnasts had proved their pedigree, winning seven golds in the four editions between 1908 and 1924.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Record breaker Miyazaki makes a splash

    The Japanese swimming team arrived at the 1932 Olympics as genuine challengers to the all-conquering USA, who had stormed to six golds at the Amsterdam Games four years earlier.
    09 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Madison makes her mark in the pool

    For most Olympians, appearing at the Games is the fulfilment of a lifelong ambition, but Helene Madison was something of an unusual case.
    08 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Carr makes his name on the track

    At the turn of 1932, Bill Carr was a virtual unknown on the athletics circuit, having never won a competitive race.
    07 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Piot leads French fencing charge

    At the 1932 Olympic Games, the need for discipline and fair play among the participants in the fencing competitions was even more acute than usual, due to a notable lack of experienced judges. As the Official Report comments, with the majority of people qualified to adjudicate being based in Europe, of those who had travelled to Los Angeles, most were competitors.
    07 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Zabala claims epic marathon triumph

    In the Official Report of the 1932 Games, there is a grainy photograph showing the runners at the start of the marathon. Leading from the front is a 20-year old called Juan Carlos Zabala. Just over two and a half hours later, he became the youngest man to ever win an Olympic marathon.
    07 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Pavesi crowned king of the road

    If the columnist of Pennsylvania newspaper The News-Herald is to be believed, Italian cyclist Attilio Pavesi came well prepared for the 100km road race.
    04 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
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