Olympic Games

Abebe Bikila – The Ethiopian runner wins the marathon barefooted in Rome

Τhe African athlete, was a pioneer in long-distance running. Abebe participated in a total of sixteen marathons, winning twelve. Onni Niskanen, a Swedish coach employed by the

Panathenaic Stadium – The site of the first modern Olympic games in Athens

The marble multi-purpose stadium was built on the site of a simple racecourse by the Athenian statesman Lykourgos c. 330 BC, primarily for the Panathenaic Games. It was

1920 Summer Olympics – The historic site of the Belgian Olympic Games in Antwerp

In March 1912, during the 13th session of the IOC, Belgium’s bid to host the 1920 Summer Olympics was made by Baron Édouard de Laveleye, president of

Jesse Owens – The historic victories in Berlin

American track and field athlete specialized in the sprints and the long jump. Owens was recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete

Pierre de Coubertin – The heart of the father of the modern Olympics rests in Olympia

French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President. He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Pierre de

1924 Winter Olympics – The first Olympic Winter Games took place in Chamonix

Officially known as the I Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. The sports competitions were held at

Black Power salute – The human rights salute in Mexico City

October 16, 1968. Two African-American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold

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