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  • 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
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Oda jumps for joy

    When modern-day athletes occasionally lament a lack of training facilities they would do well to ponder the experiences of Japanese jumper Mikio Oda.
    27 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Japan, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Swede smell of success for Lundqvist in javelin

    Scandinavian dominance in the javelin has long been the preserve of the Finns yet at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam it was an agile Swede who took the plaudits.
    25 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Sweden, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    King reigns supreme in the high jump

    The men’s high jump at the Olympic Games of 1928 was a strikingly different event to that of today.
    21 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Hamm leaps into Olympic history books

    The United States men’s track team endured a pretty miserable Olympic Games in Amsterdam, but the field events competitors went a good way to saving face.
    20 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Hurdler Atkinson achieves redemption on the track

    Sportsmanship and chivalry have been ever present virtues since the modern Olympic movement started. The adage that says taking part outweighs the merits of winning was never more appropriate than when applied to the conduct of South African sprint hurdler George Weightman-Smith.
    17 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, South Africa, Athletics
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