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  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Lowe strikes again in the 800m

    When Great Britain’s Douglas Lowe won the men’s 800m gold medal at the Olympic Games in Paris, he probably was not given the credit he deserved because of an injury which hit the overwhelming favourite.
    24 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Great Britain
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Loukola overshadows fellow Finn Nurmi in steeplechase

    It says everything about the balance power in the distance running events at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam that four of the nine finalists in the men’s 3,000m steeplechase were from Finland.
    23 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Athletics, Finland
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    King reigns supreme in the high jump

    The men’s high jump at the Olympic Games of 1928 was a strikingly different event to that of today.
    21 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Hamm leaps into Olympic history books

    The United States men’s track team endured a pretty miserable Olympic Games in Amsterdam, but the field events competitors went a good way to saving face.
    20 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Lord Burghley crowned king of the hurdles

    Although Lord Burghley is perhaps best remembered for a character and scene from the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire, it is his outstanding hurdling that the record books will recognise most.
    19 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, Great Britain, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Barbuti overcomes elements to win double 400m gold

    American domination of the men’s quarter mile is as complete as almost any other Olympic event and Ray Barbuti was among the early pioneers in this astonishing run of success.
    18 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Carr wins battle of Americans for pole vault gold

    The men’s pole vault at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam was less of a guessing game about which nation would provide the winner, more a matter of which American would claim the ultimate glory.
    17 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, United States of America, Athletics
  • News | Amsterdam 1928

    Hurdler Atkinson achieves redemption on the track

    Sportsmanship and chivalry have been ever present virtues since the modern Olympic movement started. The adage that says taking part outweighs the merits of winning was never more appropriate than when applied to the conduct of South African sprint hurdler George Weightman-Smith.
    17 May 1928 | Amsterdam 1928, South Africa, Athletics
  • News | St. Moritz 1928

    Brunet and Joly open France’s gold medal account

    The pair skating competition at St Moritz 1928 took place on the morning of the final day of the Games, along with the last two ice hockey matches. Thirteen pairs representing ten nations took part, among them France’s Andrée Joly and Pierre Brunet, who first teamed up a few months before Chamonix 1924, where they won bronze.
    19 Feb 1928 | St. Moritz 1928, Olympic News, Figure Skating, France
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