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  • 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, United States of America, Swimming
  • 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, United States of America, Athletics
  • 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, France, Fencing
  • 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, Cycling, Italy
  • 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

    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
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    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
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Barbuti overcomes elements to win double 400m gold

    American domination of the men’s quarter mile is as complete as almost any other Olympic event and Ray Barbuti was among the early pioneers in this astonishing run of success.
    18 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Grafström strikes triple figure skating gold

    The 34-year-old Swedish figure skater Gillis Grafström arrived in St Moritz as the two-time defending Olympic champion, having won gold in the event at the 1920 Summer Games in Antwerp and again at the first Winter Games in Chamonix four years later.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Sweden, Figure Skating
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