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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Bathe in glory

    Few Olympians have been as appropriately named as Walter Bathe. Born in what is now Poland, the German began swimming at the age of eight to build up his constitution. He became a member of the ASV Wroclaw club and, by 1912, was performing at a high enough standard to represent Germany at the Olympic Games.Bathe was a breaststroke specialist, who had twice broken the world record over 100m in 1910. But in Stockholm he was entered into the 200m and 400m events.
    10 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Swimming, Poland
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Magnificent Lewis takes the road to glory

    Cycling had a limited presence at Stockholm 1912, and almost did not appear on the schedule at all. In fact, this was the only time in the Games’ history that didn’t feature track cycling, with the sole event being a road race that took place around Lake Malaren, Sweden’s third largest lake, on 7 July.
    07 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Cycling, South Africa
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Speed merchant Craig claims sprint double

    The Detroit-born athlete, Ralph Craig, was originally a hurdling specialist, but in Stockholm he showed his sprinting aptitude to devastating effect.
    06 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Winslow and Kitson dominate men’s tennis

    South African duo Winslow and Kitson were both friends and foes during the 1912 Games – winning the outdoor doubles tennis competition together but going head-to-head in the final of the singles event.
    05 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Tennis, South Africa
  • News | London 1908

    Taylor helps USA to poignant medley relay gold

    Taylor’s story is touched by tragedy, but his feat has resonated across generations and will reach more: he was the first African American to win an Olympic gold medal when he helped the USA medley relay team to their victory on 25 July 1908.
    25 Jul 1908 | London 1908, United States of America, Athletics, 4x400m relay
  • News | Athens 1896

    Athens 1896 postscript

    All of the medals were presented at a prize-giving ceremony at the end of the Games. Initially scheduled to take place on 14 April, it was postponed until the next day due to bad weather.
    15 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896
  • News | Athens 1896

    Masson takes the velodrome by storm

    The 21-year-old Frenchman Paul Masson arrived in Athens without any significant international pedigree. Yet he took the track cycling events at the newly built Neo Phaliron Velodrome by storm, winning three of the six titles on offer: the 2km sprint, the 10km and the one-lap time trial.
    11 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Cycling, France
  • News | Athens 1896

    Ace Boland smashes his way to tennis success

    John Pius Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1870. Following the death of his mother, when he was 12, he and his six brothers and sisters were placed under the guardianship of his uncle, Nicholas Donnelly, a Dublin bishop. He was educated at a Catholic school in England, going on to graduate from London University in 1892.
    11 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Tennis, Great Britain
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