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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Kuck's record-breaking shot at glory

    Throughout his school life in Kansas, John Kuck was the most prodigious of field athletes, breaking a multitude of records in all the throwing disciplines.
    30 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Dutch delight home fans in the gymnastics

    The Netherlands achieved one of its most stirring gold medals of the 1928 Olympic Games on the home soil of Amsterdam when the women’s team gymnasts gracefully prevailed.
    29 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Netherlands, Gymnastics, Artistic Gymnastics
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    St Moritz Games prove a resounding success

    The first St Moritz Games proved to be a huge success and, given the problems caused by the fluctuating weather, were remarkably well organised.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Closing Ceremony
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Defying the elements

    The Games were held in weather conditions that were unpredictable to say the least. The Opening Ceremony, held at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday 11 February 1928, took place in a blizzard. As the snow fell, 1,200 officials and participants paraded before the members of the IOC and the COS, with the assembled dignitaries including the President of the Swiss Confederation Edmund Schulthess and Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the prince consort of the Netherlands, who was representing Amsterdam, the host city of the Summer Games later that year.
    11 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Opening Ceremony
  • News | Paris 1924

    Houser throws his weight around to seal double gold

    There are some landmarks in the Olympic annals that the passage of time and the development of sport render a repeat almost unthinkable.  
    05 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Thorpe conquers all to become first great all-round Olympian

    Jim Thorpe is now widely acknowledged as one of the most talented all-round athletes of the 20th century. His successes in Stockholm were clouded in controversy for many years, but they can now be enjoyed for the superb pieces of sporting achievement that they were.
    07 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • News | London 1908

    Thubron wins first and last motor boat racing gold

    “Of all the many events held by the British Olympic Association these were the most unfortunate as regards the weather,” wrote the Official Report of the Motor Boats competition, which was held as an official Olympic sport for the first and only time in 1908.
    29 Aug 1908 | London 1908
  • 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

    Gymnast Flatow claims three titles

    Alfred Flatow was a multi-talented sportsman, who excelled not just as a gymnast but also as a weightlifter and track and field athlete. Having worked also as a gymnastics teacher since 1890, he would later go on to write a number of books about the sport.
    10 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Germany, Gymnastics
  • News | Athens 1896

    Garrett throws his weight around

    In stark contrast to his compatriot James Connolly, Robert Garrett hailed from a wealthy family in Baltimore. His great-grandfather, Robert Garrett, founded the banking house Robert Garrett & Co., which helped to finance the westward growth of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, of which his grandfather, John Work Garrett, and uncle, Robert Garrett later became presidents.
    07 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Athletics, United States of America
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