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  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Åhlén lives out his curling dream

    At the time of the Winter Games in Chamonix, curling was a completely unknown sport in France. The 1924 Olympic curling tournament, which took place on 28-30 January, featured just three rinks, from Great Britain, Sweden and France. The host country’s severely inexperienced team had been swiftly cobbled together shortly before the Games and so they were not expected to feature in the battle for gold.
    30 Jan 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Curling, Sweden, Olympic News
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Braglia bounces back to deliver another golden gymnastics display

    Alberto Braglia arrived in Stockholm as an Olympic champion, having won the individual all-around gymnastics event in London four years previously. He had been an outstanding gymnast since his youth – and had taught himself many of the required movements in his parents’ barn.
    11 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, BRAGLIA, Alberto
  • 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

    Weingartner spearheads German gymnastics masterclass

    Together with his compatriot Alfred Flatow, Germany’s Hermann Weingartner dominated the artistic gymnastics. His tally of three golds, two silvers one bronze made him the most successful individual athlete of the 1896 Games.
    09 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Germany, Gymnastics
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