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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Inseparable Ahlgren and Bohling share wrestling gold

    Swedish wrestler Anders Ahlgren and his Finnish rival, Ivar Bohling, took joint honours in the Greco-Roman ‘Middle Weights B’ category (the light heavyweight category in modern parlance), after contesting one of the most remarkable showdowns ever seen at an Olympic Games.
    15 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News
  • 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

    Four titles for multi-talented Schuhmann

    Germany’s Carl Schuhmann was arguably the brightest star of Athens 1896. Competing in gymnastics, athletics, weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling, he won four gold medals, more than any other athlete at the inaugural modern Games.
    09 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Germany, Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Athletics, Wrestling
  • 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
  • News | Athens 1896

    Great Scot Elliot lifts the Athens crowd

    Named after the city in Tasmania where he was allegedly conceived, Launceston Elliot was born and raised in India, spent most of his adult life in England, but was always a Scotsman in his heart. Born into a prominent family from the Scottish Borders region, and descended from the Earl of Minto, Elliot’s grandfather was the governor of Madras in India, where Launceston was born in 1874.
    07 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Great Britain, Weightlifting
  • News | Athens 1896

    Connolly takes a leap into the history books

    The track-and-field programme in Athens was dominated by athletes from the USA, who would go on to win nine of the 12 events. And on 6 April 1896, American James Connolly earned the distinction of becoming the very first Olympic champion of the modern era, as he clinched the triple jump title.
    06 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, CONNOLLY, James, United States of America, Athletics
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