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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Versatile Chudina takes three medals from three events

    The Soviet Union's Aleksandra Chudina could lay claim to being the most versatile athlete in Helsinki. Indeed she was one of the most multi-talented athletes the world of sport has ever seen, achieving an international standard of competing not just in high jump, long jump and javelin, but also in speed skating, pentathlon and volleyball.
    27 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Flying Remigino edges closest sprint in history

    Today, advances in technology have made it much easier to measure the split seconds and the fractional distances that often determine the destiny of competitions in the modern Olympic Games. We have action replays, virtual timing bars, crystal-clear photo finishes and digital timing to the thousandth of a second.
    21 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952
  • News | London 1948

    Three medals for Micheline Ostermeyer

    Of all the proving grounds for future Olympic stars, the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris does not rank high. It is one of Europe's great academies for music and dance, and yet it did deliver one of the great performers of the 1948 Games.
    31 Jul 1948 | London 1948, France, Athletics
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Neri raises the bar

    Since the advent of the modern Olympic Games, Italian gymnasts had proved their pedigree, winning seven golds in the four editions between 1908 and 1924.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Cycling ace Gray swaps sickbed for podium

    In late July 1932, Edgar Laurence "Dunc" Gray lay in a California hospital bed suffering from the debilitating effects of influenza. A week later, he was an Olympic champion and world record holder. Even the most imaginative Hollywood scriptwriter would have done well to concoct such an unlikely narrative.
    01 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • 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
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