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  • Fanny Blankers-Koen

    Fanny Blankers-Koen

    14th April 1950: Lord Burghley, chairman of the Olympic Games organising committee, pointing out to Fanny Blankers-Koen of Holland, her name on the roll of honour of winning contestants at the 1948 London Olympics. She won four gold medals in the 100 metres, 200 metres, 80 metres hurdles and sprint relay. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Thursday, April 13, 1950 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    July 1908: Martin Sheridan of the USA in practice for the Discus event of the 1908 London Olympics. He went on to win the Gold Medal, as he had done at the 1904 and 1906 Olympics, with an Olympic Record of 40.89 metres. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Matthew McGrath

    Matthew McGrath

    July 1908: Matthew McGrath of the USA about to throw the Hammer at the 1908 London Olympics. He was the World Record holder at the time but finished second to fellow American John Flanagan. He won the event at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Olympic Hurdlers

    Olympic Hurdlers

    July 1908: Mike Murphy (centre) chats with American 400 metre hurdlers Harry Hillman (left), who won the Olympic gold medal in 1904, and Charles Bacon during a training session at the 1908 London Olympics. Bacon won the event, breaking the world record with a time of 55.0 seconds. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ewry Jumps

    Ewry Jumps

    July 1908: US athlete Ray Ewry (1873 - 1937), at the Olympic Games held in London in 1908. A practitioner of the now arcane standing jumps, Ewry earned everlasting fame by winning a record ten Olympic gold medals in the Standing High Jump, Standing Triple Jump and Standing Long Jump. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, June 30, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan of the USA preparing for the standing long jump event during a practice session at the 1908 London Olympics. Martin Sheridan won a silver medal at the 1906 Olympics at Athens and bronze medal at 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Sunday, July 5, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • 5000 Metres Final

    5000 Metres Final

    The final of the Men's 5000 Metres at the Tokyo Olympics, 1st October 1964. American athlete Bob Schul (719) wins the gold medal and West Germany's Harald Norpoth (209) the silver. Also pictured are Michel Jazy of France (124) who finished fourth, Kipchoge 'Kip' Keino of Kenya (388) in fifth and Bill Baillie of New Zealand (468) in sixth. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Tuesday, October 20, 1964 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Mel Sheppard

    Mel Sheppard

    14th July 1908: Melvin Sheppard of the USA crosses the finish line to win the final of the 1500 Metres at the 1908 London Olympics from Harold Wilson of Great Britain, with an Olympic Record time of 4 minutes 3.4 seconds. Sheppard also won the 800 Metres a week later with a World Record 1 minute 52.8 seconds. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Monday, July 13, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ray Ewry

    Ray Ewry

    23rd July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in action during the Standing High Jump event at the 1908 London Olympics, for which he won the gold medal. He also won a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Wednesday, July 22, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Ray Ewry

    Ray Ewry

    7th July 1908: Ray Ewry of the USA in practice at the 1908 London Olympics. He won the gold medal for the Standing High Jump, as well as a gold medal for the Standing Long Jump. He dominated these discontinued events and the discontinued Standing Triple Jump, winning eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908, and two more at the 'Intercalated' Olympics of 1906. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Monday, July 6, 1908 10:00 PM | Photo
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