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  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens and the greatest 45 minutes in sport

    On 25th of May 1935 the 21-year-old Owens averaged a world record every nine minutes at the Big Ten Championships. Five world leading marks and one world equalling effort, all completed with an injury severe enough for his coach to seriously consider pulling him out of the meet at the last minute.
    25 May 1935 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse, Athletics
  • 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

    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

    Nambu leaps into the record books

    The 1932 Olympic Games were a stellar event for many sports but in particular athletics, which saw a remarkable 20 new Olympic or world records set.
    04 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Japan, Olympic News, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Speedy Robinson makes dramatic debut

    Of all the Olympic adventures enjoyed by athletes down the years, few can match the drama experienced by American sprinter Betty Robinson.
    03 Jun 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, 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
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