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  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Golden cyclone Didrikson takes LA by storm

    The Olympic Games have always thrown up performers who have excelled at multiple disciplines, but there have been few all-rounders as precocious as Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrikson.
    04 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Los Angeles lifts the global gloom

    When the 1932 Olympic Games were officially awarded to Los Angeles nine years earlier, little did anyone know the state the world would be in once they came around. In 1929, a Wall Street stock market crash heralded a global economic depression that bore a devastat-ing effect on countries around the world.
    30 Jul 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
  • News | Lake Placid 1932

    Henie soars to top of figure skating world

    Sonja Henie (NOR) was just 11 years of age at Chamonix 1924, where she understandably suffered from a lack of experience and finished last in the women’s figure skating competition. At St. Moritz 1928, aged 15, she showed maturity beyond her years, impressing fans and judges alike as she deservedly claimed her first Olympic gold medal.
    10 Feb 1932 | Lake Placid 1932, Figure Skating, Norway, HENIE, Sonja, Olympic News
  • 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
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