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  • News | Olympic News

    Frank Tyler - Bobsleigh

    A huge number of the athletes competing at these Games had seen their sporting careers put on hold by the Second World War. Among them was 43-year-old bobsleigh pilot Frank Tyler, who had taken part in the 1936 Games in Garmisch, and then waited patiently to get another go at Olympic success.
    07 Feb 1948 | Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Soaring Hugsted becomes Kongsberg's king

    While so much attention was focused on the return of the legendary Birger Ruud, the gold medal actually went elsewhere. Not to another country, in fact barely to another street – for victory went to another athlete from the same town as Ruud.
    07 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Ski Jumping, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | St. Moritz 1948

    Great Scott justifies the hype with figure skating title

    Barbara Ann Scott had taken a tough journey to sporting greatness but it bore fruit in St Moritz as she became the first and only Canadian woman to win figure skating gold. Scott was a skating prodigy. She started the sport at the age of seven and, three years later, she has passed the top “gold figures” test, the youngest person ever to achieve that mark. A year after that, she won her first national junior title.
    06 Feb 1948 | St. Moritz 1948, Figure Skating, Canada, Olympic News
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens immortalized by his fourth gold medal

    Controversially added to the team at the last minute, Jesse Owens lined up for the 4x100m relay with a chance to add an incredible fourth gold medal to his collection. Under typically difficult circumstances, what followed was just as typically extraordinary.
    09 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens jumps for gold

    Lodged between his 100m and 200m victories in the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games came the long jump, a competition during which Jesse Owens won something he came to value far more than his remarkable medal haul.
    04 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse
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