Tag Archive: Olympics

Aug 09

Jesse Owens at the 1934 Amateur Athletic Union Track and Field Championships

Footage of race, likely to be the race Cunningham won the medal.

80 years ago today, on August 9, 1936, Jesse Owens made world history and became an icon of racial equality when he took his 4th Gold at the Olympics in Hitler’s Berlin. Owens won his first Gold on the 2nd, beating fellow African-American Ralph Metcalfe in the 100 meter dash. On the 3rd and the …

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Sep 20

Feature Video – Sept 20th – Olympic Athletes return

pat mcdonald

The Olympics, and Para-Olympics, are over in London,  and returning athletes from both these competitions are already home. However, in previous Olympics which took place around the world, it may have been many weeks or months before the athletes could return home, depending on where they had to travel to, and get back from. Our …

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Aug 09

Feature Video–8th August–Olympic Trials

mystery athlete

Since the Olympics are everywhere at the moment, especially in my previous home town of London (England), I have finally succumbed to the pressure and decided to throw up some Olympic footage for you all. Being an archive, then of course it is some of the old stuff. I started looking for footage from the …

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