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  • Rome 1960 | Summer Games

    Rome 1960

    25 Aug - 11 Sep | 5338 | 83 | 150
  • Document

    Rome 1960

    The official report published after the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, “The Games of the XVII Olympiad Rome, 1960”, consists of two volumes, published in English and Italian. Totalling almost 2,000 pages, it was the longest official report ever produced.
  • Rome 1960: Wilma Rudolph stormed to gold | Video

    Rome 1960: Wilma Rudolph stormed to gold

    The Olympic Games in Rome 1960 provided the defining moments of Wilma Rudolph’s extraordinary life story. She stormed to gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, breaking three world records in the process. She was dubbed “The Black Gazelle” by the European press for her speed, beauty and grace.
  • News | Los Angeles 1984 Legacy

    Olympic Velodrome

    Located at the California State University, the Olympic Velodrome was constructed for the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games edition as part of a sponsorship agreement between the Los Angeles Olympic Organising Committee and the Southland Corporation, at a cost of USD 3 million. Official Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984 sponsor 7-Eleven took on the naming rights of the venue. After the Games, the venue was donated to the University.
    26 Oct 2019 | Los Angeles 1984 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Athens 2004 Legacy

    Olympic Velodrome

    The Olympic Velodrome, which existed prior to the Games, was part of the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens and hosted the track cycling events of the 2004 Olympic Games. The venue was renovated by the Ministry of Culture and included a roof designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
    25 Oct 2019 | Athens 2004 Legacy, Olympic Venues
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    In Amsterdam in 1928, Lina Radke was the first female Olympic 800m champion, but…

    Women made their athletics debut at the Games of the IX Olympiad in the Dutch capital, with five events on the programme. But one of these created considerable controversy: the 800m won by Germany’s Lina Radke. Wrong impressions, falsified reports in the press and the concerns of medical staff at the time led to the event being excluded for the next 32 years. Explanations from Dr Richard Budgett, the IOC’s Medical and Scientific Director, and IOC Vice-President Anita DeFrantz.
    03 Nov 2019 | Olympic News, Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Germany
  • News | Tokyo 1964

    Relive Kon Ichikawa’s iconic film about the 1964 Games

    For the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa directed a film that has gone down in Olympic history. The Japanese filmmaker opted for an artistic approach to showcase the beauty and intensity of sport, its joys and exertions, and the faces of athletes from all over the world, in a lyrical work of stylistic beauty that has left a truly lasting impression.   
    16 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tokyo 1964, Tokyo 2020
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