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  • 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

    Flying Finn Ritola signs off with fifth gold

    Ville, or Willie, Ritola unfortunately played second fiddle during one of the greatest dynasties Olympic track and field has ever witnessed.
    02 Jun 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Finland, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Radke earns Germany's first athletics gold

    The Summer Olympics have seen some controversial races down the years but few that had the repercussions of the women’s 800m in the Amsterdam Games of 1928.
    01 Jun 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Germany
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