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1936 -  Jesse Owens: Hero of the Olympic Games
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Germany, Berlin

1936 - Jesse Owens: Hero of the Olympic Games

James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete who specialized in the sprints and the long jump. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals: one each in the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump, and as part of the 4x100 meter relay team. He was the most successful athlete at the 1936 Summer Olympics, a victory more poignant and often noted because Adolf Hitler had intended the 1936 games to showcase his Aryan ideals and prowess.

Produced 1999


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1972 - The massacre: the attack on Israeli sportsman in Munich
08:27
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Munich massacre: the attack on Israeli sportsmen in Summer Olympics in Munich

The Munich Massacre occurred at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian group PLO in cooperation with Black September, an group designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and Israel. The attack directly led to the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes, five of the eight kidnappers, and one German police officer. The Olympic competition was suspended on September 5th for one full day. The next day, a memorial service attended by 80,000 spectators and 3,000 athletes was held in the Olympic Stadium. IOC President Avery Brundage made no reference to the athletes during a speech praising the strength of the Olympic movement. According to CBS News, the Israelis and many others who listened were outraged. Many of the 80,000 people who filled the Olympic Stadium for West Germany"s soccer match with Hungary carried noisemakers and waved flags, but when several spectators unfurled a banner reading "17 dead, already forgotten?" security officers removed the sign and expelled the offenders from the grounds. Willi Daume, president of the Munich organizing committee, at first wanted the remainder of the Games called off, but in the afternoon International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Avery Brundage and others prevailed, stating that they could not let terrorism halt the games. Brundage stated "the Games must go on" which was a decision that was endorsed by the Israeli government. On September 5th, the Israeli team announced they would leave Munich. All Jewish athletes were placed under guard. The Egyptian team left the games on September 7th, stating they feared reprisals. The families of some victims have asked the IOC to establish a permanent memorial to the athletes, but the IOC has declined, saying that to introduce a specific reference to the victims could "alienate other members of the Olympic community," according to the BBC Alex Gilady. An Israeli IOC official told the BBC: "We must consider what this could do to other members of the delegations that are hostile to Israel."

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1st Olympics: Athens, 1896 - Spiridon Luis, Greek, athletics
00:24
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Greece, Athens

1st Olympics: Athens, 1896 - Spiridon Luis, Greek, athletics

1st Olympics: Athens, 1896 - Spiridon Luis, Greek, athletics

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900 - fencing (poster)
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Worldwide

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900 - fencing (poster)

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Georges Taillandier, cycling at the velodrome
00:14
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Georges Taillandier, cycling at the velodrome

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Hubert Van Innis, archery
00:16
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Hubert Van Innis, archery

Beside shooting events, archery was also a medal sport, Hubert Van Innis

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Charlotte Cooper, women's tennis
00:19
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Charlotte Cooper, women's tennis

Women also participated in the Olympic games, with Ms Cooper of Great Britain winning the gold medal.

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Margaret Ives Abbott, women's golf
00:10
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Margaret Ives Abbott, women's golf

Golf was also included as an Olympic sport. The women's golf gold medal was won by a Ms Abbott from Chicago. She was accompanied by her mother, yet she hadn't come to Paris, initially, to compete. She was actually in the city to study art.

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, sailing
00:24
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France, Le Havre

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, sailing

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, sailing

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Konrad Stäheli, shooting events
00:51
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Konrad Stäheli, shooting events

There were many shooting events during the 1900 games. These included using pistols, and shotguns. The targets were both still and moving (clay pigeons). The Swiss team did exceptionally well

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Irving Baxter, field events
00:44
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Irving Baxter, field events

The field events were dominated by American Ray Ewr

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, John Flanagan, Rudolf Bauer, discus and hammer
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, John Flanagan, Rudolf Bauer, discus and hammer

The Hungarian discus thrower Rudolf Bauer is only non-American crowned as Olympic Champion in a field event. He wins the discus with a throw of 36m. Irish American John Flannigan wins the hammer.

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Ramón Fonst, Albert Robert Ayat, fencing
00:18
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Ramón Fonst, Albert Robert Ayat, fencing

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Alvin Kraenzlein, athletics
00:44
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, Alvin Kraenzlein, athletics

The athletic events were some of the most popular. It was held in the Racing Club de France, in the Bois du Boulogne. The Americans did well at the sprints, while the British team dominated the middle distance events.

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, gymnastics, Gustave Sandras
00:11
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, gymnastics, Gustave Sandras

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, high jump, pole vault, Irving Baxter
00:21
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, high jump, pole vault, Irving Baxter

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1896, tug-of-war
00:15
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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, tug-of-war

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, football, rugby, Germany vs France
00:33
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, football, rugby, Germany vs France

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, rowing, sculling
00:44
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, rowing, sculling

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, swimming, diving
00:58
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France, Paris

2nd Olympics: Paris, 1900, swimming, diving

The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of the 1900 World's Fair. Over a thousand competitors took part in 19 different sports. Women took part in the games for the first time and Charlotte Cooper became the first female Olympic champion. The decision to hold competitions on a Sunday brought protests from many American athletes, who travelled as representatives of their colleges and were expected to withdraw rather than compete on their religious day of rest. At the Sorbonne conference of 1895, Baron de Coubertin proposed that the Olympic Games should take place in 1900 in Paris. The delegates to the conference were unwilling to wait six years and lobbied to hold the first games in 1896. A decision was made to hold the first Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens and that Paris would host the second celebration. Most of the winners in 1900 did not receive medals, but were given cups or trophies. Professionals competed in fencing and Albert Robert Ayat (France), who won the épée for amateurs and masters, was awarded a prize of 3000 francs. Some unusual events were contested for the only time in the history of the Games including automobile and motorcycle racing[1], ballooning[2], cricket[3], croquet[4], Basque pelota[5], 200m swimming obstacle race and underwater swimming[6].

Produced 1900


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