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  • News | Mexico 1968

    David Hemery - 400m hurdless men - Athletics

    Athletes can easily get caught up in the heat of a moment. They might not know where they are in a race, how many laps are left, what position they're in.
    15 Oct 1968 | Mexico 1968, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | Squaw Valley 1960

    Jenkins keeps it in the family

    Four years younger than his brother and fellow figure skater Hayes Alan Jenkins – the Olympic champion at Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 and a four-time world champion between 1953 and 1956 – David Wilkinson Jenkins picked up the baton after his sibling’s retirement.
    26 Feb 1960 | Squaw Valley 1960, Olympic News, JENKINS, David, Figure Skating, United States of America
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens immortalized by his fourth gold medal

    Controversially added to the team at the last minute, Jesse Owens lined up for the 4x100m relay with a chance to add an incredible fourth gold medal to his collection. Under typically difficult circumstances, what followed was just as typically extraordinary.
    09 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse, United States of America
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Jumbo rows to victory

    Few athletes have put their sporting skills to more important use than Hugh “Jumbo” Edwards. During World War II, while serving in the Royal Air Force, the British oarsman saved his own life by rowing four miles through a minefield in a dinghy after his plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Great Britain, Rowing
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Canada in a league of their own

    The USA’s inability to raise a men’s ice hockey team for St Moritz 1928 meant they missed the competition for the first and only time in their history. Meanwhile, northern neighbours Canada were represented by graduates from the University of Toronto, who earned their ticket to the Games by winning the Allan Cup, the Canadian amateur championship.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Ice Hockey, Canada
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