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  • Liddell Wins

    Liddell Wins

    June 1924: 'Flying Scotsman', Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) the 1924 400 metres Olympic gold medal winner, winner of the quarter mile event at the Amateur Athletic Association Championships at Stamford Bridge, London. He was known as the 'Flying Scotsman' and was immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Saturday, May 31, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Flat Race Winner

    Flat Race Winner

    1924: Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945), winner of the 100 yards flat at the AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge, London. He was known as the 'Flying Scotsman'. He was the 1924 Paris 400 metres Olympic Champion and was immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Winner’s medal Stockholm 1912

    Winner’s medal Stockholm 1912

    The reverse of the medal features a representation of a herald announcing the Olympic Games before a bust of Pehr Henrik Link, the “father” of Swedish gymnastics. The following inscription is engraved on the edge of the medal: “Olympiska Spelen/Stockholm 1912”. The obverse of the medal (presented above) is identical to that which was designed for the London 1908 Games ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 10:29 AM | Photo
  • Winner’s medal London 1908

    Winner’s medal London 1908

    Obverse of the London 1908 Games medal, featuring a representation of two female figures crowning a victorious athlete and the inscription “Olympic Games / London 1908” ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 9:51 AM | Photo
  • Lis Hartel-Host (DEN)

    Lis Hartel-Host (DEN)

    Lis Hartel-Host waits for her horse at a competition in Harringay Arena, near London ©Getty Terry Fincher
    Monday, January 4, 2010 3:14 PM | Photo
  • John Flanagan (USA)

    John Flanagan (USA)

    John Flanagan competing in the hammer throw event. During his career, he won the Olympic title three times in this discipline: in Paris in 1900, in St Louis in 1904 and in London in 1908 ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 9:54 AM | Photo
  • Henri Oreiller (FRA)

    Henri Oreiller (FRA)

    French skier Henri Oreiller won two Olympic gold medals in Alpine skiing, in the downhill and the combined. In doing so, he became France’s first Olympic champion in Alpine skiing (St-Moritz 1948 OG) ©IOC
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:54 PM | Photo
  • Gretchen Frazer (USA)

    Gretchen Frazer (USA)

    Skier Gretchen Frazer was the first American woman to win an Alpine skiing gold medal, thanks to her victory in the slalom at St Moritz 1948 ©IOC Lothar Rübelt
    Monday, January 4, 2010 1:49 PM | Photo
  • Equestrian - eventing: attempting the water jump

    Equestrian - eventing: attempting the water jump

    London - 30 July 2012: Germany’s Michael Jung riding Sam negotiates a water jump in the cross country round, the second event of the team and individual eventing competition staged at Greenwich Park on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Like the rest of the German team, Jung was on track to win the two competitions that take place at the same time.
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 PM | Photo
  • Equestrian - eventing: Sandra Auffarth with Opgun Louvo in the cross country event

    Equestrian - eventing: Sandra Auffarth with Opgun Louvo in the cross country event

    London - 30 July 2012: Germany’s Sandra Auffarth riding Opgun Louvo in the cross country round, the second event of the team and individual eventing competition staged at Greenwich Park on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Like the rest of the German team, Auffarth was on track to win the two competitions that take place at the same time.
    Saturday, July 28, 2012 12:00 PM | Photo
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