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  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    Henie soars to top of figure skating world

    Sonja Henie (NOR) was just 11 years of age at Chamonix 1924, where she understandably suffered from a lack of experience and finished last in the women’s figure skating competition. At St. Moritz 1928, aged 15, she showed maturity beyond her years, impressing fans and judges alike as she deservedly claimed her first Olympic gold medal.
    10 Feb 1932 | Lake Placid 1932, Figure Skating, Norway, HENIE, Sonja, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    Women’s speed skating makes Games debut

    Women’s speed skating received official recognition in 1931 when the International Skating Union (ISU) registered the 500m, 1,000m and 1,500m world records established by the discipline’s pioneering exponents. It was consequently added to the programme of the 1932 Lake Placid Games, but only as a demonstration sport.
    08 Feb 1932 | Lake Placid 1932, Olympic News, Speed Skating
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Speedy Robinson makes dramatic debut

    Of all the Olympic adventures enjoyed by athletes down the years, few can match the drama experienced by American sprinter Betty Robinson.
    03 Jun 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • 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 | Amsterdam 1928

    Williams races to double sprint success

    Percy Williams was the very antithesis of the modern day sprinter. While now the muscular, powerful, bulky speedsters prevail, Williams was slight and pale and looked anything but an Olympic champion in the waiting.
    28 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Canada, Athletics
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