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  • News | Paris 1924

    Kinsey pips Atkinson in dramatic hurdles final

    There’s something about the sprint hurdles which creates excitement on the biggest stage, and at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris the story was no different.  
    06 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, South Africa
  • News | Paris 1924

    Houser throws his weight around to seal double gold

    There are some landmarks in the Olympic annals that the passage of time and the development of sport render a repeat almost unthinkable.  
    05 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Paris 1924

    Teenager Barnes leaps to pole vault gold

    At the tender age of just 17, American Lee Barnes went to the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris with minimal expectations.
    04 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Paris 1924

    Abrahams sees off Americans to clinch 100m gold

    The story of Harold Abrahams was given a good deal of poetic license when portrayed in Chariots of Fire, yet the reality was in fact no less dramatic or captivating.  
    03 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Athletics, United States of America
  • News | Paris 1924

    Blanchonnet steel wins double gold for France

    Leggy cyclist Armand Blanchonnet was not known as the Phenomenon for nothing in his native France, and he proved himself to be one of the most popular performers among the home crowd during the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
    01 Jul 1924 | Paris 1924, Cycling, France
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Winter Games given stamp of approval

    During the Closing Ceremony on 5 February 1924, IOC President Pierre de Coubertin took to the stage to deliver a memorable speech. “Winter sports have about them a certain purity, and that is why I was inclined to support and nurture them in this Olympic environment,” he stated.
    05 Feb 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Closing Ceremony, Olympic News
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Scherrer’s stroke of luck leads to Olympic success

    When Captain Eduard Scherrer, a native of Switzerland, the spiritual home of bobsleigh, entered a local raffle in the early 1920s, competing at the Olympic Games was probably not at the forefront of his mind. After winning a bobsleigh in the draw, however, he and his friends Alfred Neveu, Alfred Schläppi and Heinrich Schläppi, took it for runs in the surrounding icy countryside. Eventually they decided to enter the Swiss trials for the Chamonix Games, which they duly won.
    04 Feb 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Bobsleigh, Switzerland, Olympic News
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Tullin Thams soars with wind in his sails

    The ski jumping competition, held at Le Mont hill, brought the inaugural Olympic Winter programme to a close, attracting thousands of fans to the foot of the Bossons glacier on 4 February for what was expected to be a marvellous contest between 27 competitors representing nine nations.
    04 Feb 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Ski Jumping, Norway, Olympic News
  • News | Chamonix 1924

    Haug excels in the shadow of Mont Blanc

    The word “legendary” is often bandied about in the sporting world without due merit, but it is entirely valid when applied to Nordic skier Thorleif Haug. The Norwegian’s impact can still be felt in his homeland today, where roads, ski runs and ski races are named after him, and where a bronze statue was erected in his honour in his native Drammen. He owes this revered status to his utter domination of the 50km and Nordic combined at Chamonix 1924, where he also demonstrated his versatility by finishing fourth in the ski jumping.
    04 Feb 1924 | Chamonix 1924, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined, Norway, Olympic News
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