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  • AFFICHE POUR LES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'AMSTE  RDAM (1928) - AMSTERDAM OLYMPIC GAMES 1928
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    AFFICHE POUR LES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'AMSTE RDAM (1928) - AMSTERDAM OLYMPIC GAMES 1928
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    AFFICHE POUR LES JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'AMSTE RDAM (1928) - AMSTERDAM OLYMPIC GAMES 192

  • Ethel Catherwood
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    Ethel Catherwood
    08/14/2012
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    Ethel Mary Catherwood (1908-1987), Canadian athlete and winner of the first women's Olympic gold medal in the high jump at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, setting a world record in the process. Pictured in action - she was offered a film contract after the Olympics. Date: 1928

  • Ovaltine advertisement, 1928
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    Ovaltine advertisement, 1928
    08/09/2012
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    Advertisement for soporific, milky bedtime drink Ovaltine from 1928, claiming it to be the ideal drink for athletes due to its ability to build up sinew and muscle, nervous vitality and the 'will to win'! The advert appeared in the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News shortly before the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. Date: 1928

  • Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka
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    Poet and discus thrower, Mlle. H. Konopacka
    08/09/2012
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    Halina Konopacka (1900 - 1989), famous athlete and the first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw, breaking her own world record. This was the first women's gold-winning track and field event in the Olympics. She was also known in Poland for her poetry according to the caption. What a gal. Date: 1928

  • Harold Abrahams
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    Harold Abrahams
    08/09/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (18991978) - a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was champion in the 100 metres sprint at the 1924 Olympics in Paris (July 7th), France (a feat made legendary in the 1981 movie 'Chariots of Fire'). Pictured here in 1928, when captain of the British Olympic team, announcing results to the crowd at the A.A.A. Championships at Stamford Bridge, shortly before the Amsterdam Olympics. Date: 1928

  • Stadium for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games
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    Stadium for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games
    08/09/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    An aerial view of the stadium built for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. Originally with a capacity of 32,000, the stadium was rebuilt to accomodate 42,000. Behind that is the marathon tower, designed so that the whole of the marathon race could be followed. A plume of smoke could be seen emitting from the tower during the fortnight of the Games. Date: 1928

  • Lord Burghley in the steeplechase at Stamford Bridge
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    Lord Burghley in the steeplechase at Stamford Bridge
    08/09/2012
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    400 metres hurdles gold medallist, Lord Burghley, at the water jump in the steeplechase at an athletics meeting at Stamford Bridge, shortly after his win at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley was an athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without...

  • British athletes undergoing light therapy before Olympics
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    British athletes undergoing light therapy before Olympics
    08/09/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    British hopefuls for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games are given a course of light therapy or ray treatment in a Westminster surgery Pictured are J. R. Major, V.P. Brown, F. Gaby, S. Ferris and H. A. Johnston. They look as if they're reading a copy of The Sketch magazine. Date: 1928

  • Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott
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    Lord Burghley engaged to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott
    08/09/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley, athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician pictured at the time of his engagement to Lady Mary Montagu-Douglas-Scott (1904-1984). Burghley won a gold medal in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without touching the hurdle. In...

  • Ethel Catherwood
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    Ethel Catherwood
    08/09/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    Ethel Mary Catherwood (1908-1987), Canadian athlete and winner of the first women's Olympic gold medal in the high jump at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, setting a world record in the process. Date: 1928

  • Lord Burghley winning the 400m hurdles at 1928 Olympics
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    Lord Burghley winning the 400m hurdles at 1928 Olympics
    08/09/2012
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    The final of the 400 metres hurdles at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games, showing Lord Burghley silhouetted against the concrete banking of the stadium racing his way to a gold medal victory. David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley was an athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician. As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without...

  • Britain Olympic 2012 Torch
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    Britain Olympic 2012 Torch
    05/19/2012
    Barry Gomer/AP/SIPA
    Sarah Blight holds the London 2012 Olympic torch with her patriotic finger nails on display in Marazion, west England, Saturday May 19, 2012, during an 8000 mile torch relay around the British Isles with hundreds of runners given the honour of taking part. The Olympic torch will reach the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27 for the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sarah Blight was nominated to carry the Olympic torch by her daughter, after her grandfather Ted Warren was...

  • BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM '28
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    BRITISH OLYMPIC TEAM '28
    03/08/2012
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    The British Olympic team on the way to the Stadium. Date: 1928

  • King Olav V of Norway
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    King Olav V of Norway
    01/21/2010
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    King Olav of Norway (1903 - 1991), born Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik, son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Great Britain. He became known as Prince Olav when his father became King Haakon of Norway in 1905. He reigned as a well-loved monarch from 1957 -1991. A renowned sportsman, he excelled at ski jumping and won Olympic gold at Amsterdam in 1928 for sailing. He was the last surviving grandchild of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra when he died in 1991....

  • OLYMPICS/1928/DENIS OATH
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    OLYMPICS/1928/DENIS OATH
    01/20/2010
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    Dutch footballer Harry Denis swears the Olympic Oath Date: 1928

  • OLYMPICS/1928/WOMEN 100M
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    OLYMPICS/1928/WOMEN 100M
    01/20/2010
    MARY EVANS/SIPA
    Robinson wins women's 100 metre final Date: 1928

  • LE STADE D'AMSTERDAM LE JOUR DE L'OUVERT  URE DE LA IX EME OLYMPIADE (28 JUILLET 1
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    LE STADE D'AMSTERDAM LE JOUR DE L'OUVERT URE DE LA IX EME OLYMPIADE (28 JUILLET 1
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    928) - SIPA ICONO AMSTERDAM 1928 OLYMPIC GAMES: OPENING CEREMONY

  • JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'AMSTERDAM (1928) : P.   WILLIAMS, VAINQUEUR DU 100M PLAT PORTE E
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    JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'AMSTERDAM (1928) : P. WILLIAMS, VAINQUEUR DU 100M PLAT PORTE E
    04/04/2003
    SCEVE/SIPA
    N TRIOMPHE PAR SES CAMARADES - AMSTERDAM OLYMPIC GAMES 1928: WINNER WILLIAMS GOLD MEDAL IN 100 M.

  • 1928 WINTER OLYMPICS POSTER
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    1928 WINTER OLYMPICS POSTER
    01/01/1928
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    This photograph shows the official logo of the Second Winter Olympic Games to be held in St. Motitz, Switzerland in 1928.. (AP Photo)/APHSL6360/AP_2801010832/1603031100

  • German Team Clothing for the 1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam
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    German Team Clothing for the 1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam
    01/01/1928
    AP/SIPA
    Street and athletic field clothing which all German entries at the IX Olympiad are to wear at the 1928 summer Olympics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (AP Photo)/APHSL51341/AP_28010101416/01791/1603031121

  • Sonja Henie
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    Sonja Henie
    01/24/1928
    AP/SIPA
    Sonja Henie practices in Oslo, Norway, Jan. 24, 1928. Henie will compete in the Figure Skating Ladies Single at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz. (AP Photo)/APHS109/AP_280124018/1603031122

  • SCHOLZ PADDOCK
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    SCHOLZ PADDOCK
    03/29/1928
    AP/SIPA
    American sprinters and Olympic champions Jackson Scholz, left, and Charles "Charley" Paddock pose together in their starting positions at New York's Columbia Universtiy, March 29, 1928. (AP Photo)/APHS199/AP_280329011/1603031114

  • Three Members Of The South African Women's Swimming Team - Miss F. Vander-goes Miss R. Rennie And Miss N. K. Russell Pictured In Brighton Where They Are Training For The Olympic Games In Amsterdam. Box 0609 08072015 00148a.jpg.
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    Three Members Of The South African Women's Swimming Team - Miss F. Vander-goes Miss R. Rennie And Miss N. K. Russell Pictured In Brighton Where They Are Training For The Olympic Games In Amsterdam. Box 0609 08072015 00148a.jpg.
    06/17/1928
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANL/REX/Shutterstock (4924033a)
    Three Members Of The South African Women's Swimming Team - Miss F. Vander-goes Miss R. Rennie And Miss N. K. Russell Pictured In Brighton Where They Are Training For The Olympic Games In Amsterdam. Box 0609 08072015 00148a.jpg.
    Three Members Of The South African Women's Swimming Team - Miss F. Vander-goes Miss R. Rennie And Miss N. K. Russell Pictured In Brighton Where They Are Training For The Olympic Games In Amsterdam. Box 0609...

  • Miss Hilda Smith Who Has Been Chosen To Represent England In The Olympic Games In The Gymnastics Section. Box 0609 08072015 00113a.jpg.
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    Miss Hilda Smith Who Has Been Chosen To Represent England In The Olympic Games In The Gymnastics Section. Box 0609 08072015 00113a.jpg.
    06/20/1928
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANL/REX/Shutterstock (4923998a)
    Miss Hilda Smith Who Has Been Chosen To Represent England In The Olympic Games In The Gymnastics Section. Box 0609 08072015 00113a.jpg.
    Miss Hilda Smith Who Has Been Chosen To Represent England In The Olympic Games In The Gymnastics Section. Box 0609 08072015 00113a.jpg.

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  • Members Of The British Olympic Team Photographed At Liverpool Street Station Before Their Departure Today. L-r: Ernie Harper S. Ferris D. M. Wright H. Wood H. J. Bignall And H. W. Payne. They Are Considered By Many The Finest Team Britain Has Ever Pu
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    Members Of The British Olympic Team Photographed At Liverpool Street Station Before Their Departure Today. L-r: Ernie Harper S. Ferris D. M. Wright H. Wood H. J. Bignall And H. W. Payne. They Are Considered By Many The Finest Team Britain Has Ever Pu
    07/25/1928
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Frank Rust/ANL/REX/Shutterstock (4745357a)
    Members Of The British Olympic Team Photographed At Liverpool Street Station Before Their Departure Today. L-r: Ernie Harper S. Ferris D. M. Wright H. Wood H. J. Bignall And H. W. Payne. They Are Considered By Many The Finest Team Britain Has Ever Put Forward In An Olympic Marathon. Box 556.
    Members Of The British Olympic Team Photographed At Liverpool Street Station Before Their Departure Today. L-r: Ernie Harper S. Ferris...

  • Olympic Games Amsterdam 1928
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    Olympic Games Amsterdam 1928
    08/02/1928
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    Mikio Oda of Japan after he had won the gold medal in the men's Triple Jump at the Olympic Games, in Amsterdam, August 2, 1928. (AP Photo)/APHSL54939/AP_151743030568/1603031118

  • 0NE-MILE RELAY
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    0NE-MILE RELAY
    08/20/1928
    AP/SIPA
    John Rinkel of Britain passes the baton to teammate Roger Leigh-Wood while American Taylor passes the baton to Raymond Barbuti during a meet between the U.S. and British Olympic relay teams at Stamford Bridge, England August 20, 1928. The U.S. team won the relay, setting the one-mile mark of 3 minutes, 13 2/5 seconds. (AP Photo)/APHS/AP_280820015/1603031110

  • Johnny Weissmuller
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    Johnny Weissmuller
    08/22/1928
    AP/SIPA
    Members of the U.S. Olympic team appear happy to be home as they arrive at the McAlpin Hotel for a reception in New York, Aug. 22, 1928. From left to right: Katharine Maguire of St. Louis; Dolores Boeck of St. Louis; Johnny Weissmuller, champion swimmer from Chicago; Elizabeth Robinson, 17-year-old sprint champion from Chicago. (AP Photo)/APHS450914/AP_280822031/Copy neg/1603031132

  • Paavo Nurmi
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    Paavo Nurmi
    01/01/1932
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    Long distance runner Paavo Nurmi, known as the Flying Finn, is shown training in 1932 in New York. He won nine gold medals in three Olympics, in 1920, 1924 and 1928. (AP Photo)/APHS199/AP_3201010471/1603031122