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  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens and the greatest 45 minutes in sport

    On 25th of May 1935 the 21-year-old Owens averaged a world record every nine minutes at the Big Ten Championships. Five world leading marks and one world equalling effort, all completed with an injury severe enough for his coach to seriously consider pulling him out of the meet at the last minute.
    25 May 1935 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse, Athletics
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Nishi springs a last day surprise

    With the majority of the equestrian athletes travelling long distances to reach Los Angeles, the logistics of transporting their precious equine cargo in a safe and humane manner presented an additional dilemma.
    14 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Hungary’s Piller of strength shines in the fencing

    György Piller’s long and successful association with fencing began at the Ludovica Military Academy in Hungary, where he combined his military education with training at the academy’s fencing school.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Hungary, Fencing
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Jumbo rows to victory

    Few athletes have put their sporting skills to more important use than Hugh “Jumbo” Edwards. During World War II, while serving in the Royal Air Force, the British oarsman saved his own life by rowing four miles through a minefield in a dinghy after his plane crashed in the Atlantic Ocean.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Teen tyro Kitamura strikes a blow for youth in the pool

    As sporting excuses go, it was certainly one of the more eccentric, but when American Olympic swimming coach Bob Kiphuth came to explain why his charges were unable to keep pace with their Japanese counterparts in Los Angeles, he appeared deadly serious.
    13 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Gymnast Pelle takes double gold

    István Pelle’s performance at the 1928 Olympic Games seemed an unlikely portent of the glory that would soon come his way.
    11 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Artistic Gymnastics, Olympic News
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Lesage dazzles in the dressage

    Every Olympic Games produces moments of controversy; one of the most famous took place in the individual dressage event at Los Angeles 1932.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Indestructible Guglielmetti earns golden reward

    Many of the European delegations making the long journey across the Atlantic for the 1932 Olympics devised inventive ways to keep their team members fit during the gruelling voy-age.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932
  • News | Los Angeles 1932

    Neri raises the bar

    Since the advent of the modern Olympic Games, Italian gymnasts had proved their pedigree, winning seven golds in the four editions between 1908 and 1924.
    10 Aug 1932 | Los Angeles 1932, Olympic News
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