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  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Speed merchant Craig claims sprint double

    The Detroit-born athlete, Ralph Craig, was originally a hurdling specialist, but in Stockholm he showed his sprinting aptitude to devastating effect.
    06 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Stockholm 1912

    Woodward captains British to another football gold

    Although football was making its fourth appearance at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, it was only the second occasion that its involvement had been recognised by FIFA, the sport’s governing body. Eleven teams competed in 1912, all of them from Europe.
    05 Jul 1912 | Stockholm 1912, Olympic News, Football, Great Britain
  • News | London 1908

    Thubron wins first and last motor boat racing gold

    “Of all the many events held by the British Olympic Association these were the most unfortunate as regards the weather,” wrote the Official Report of the Motor Boats competition, which was held as an official Olympic sport for the first and only time in 1908.
    29 Aug 1908 | London 1908
  • News | Athens 1896

    Ace Boland smashes his way to tennis success

    John Pius Boland was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1870. Following the death of his mother, when he was 12, he and his six brothers and sisters were placed under the guardianship of his uncle, Nicholas Donnelly, a Dublin bishop. He was educated at a Catholic school in England, going on to graduate from London University in 1892.
    11 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, Tennis, Great Britain
  • News | Athens 1896

    Connolly takes a leap into the history books

    The track-and-field programme in Athens was dominated by athletes from the USA, who would go on to win nine of the 12 events. And on 6 April 1896, American James Connolly earned the distinction of becoming the very first Olympic champion of the modern era, as he clinched the triple jump title.
    06 Apr 1896 | Athens 1896, CONNOLLY, James, United States of America, Athletics
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