The Olympic Games
Stories and features about the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Games
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The Paralympic Games
Histories of the games for athletes with disabilities
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1912 Olympic Games
Remembering the Olympics from Stockhom, the fifth games of the modern era
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1928 Olympic Games
Looking back to the 9th Summer Olympic Games which were held in Amsterdam
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Cancelled Olympics
Exploring the Olympic Games that never happened
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Olympic Games posters
120 years of symbolising the games, host cities and sport
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Olympic Mascots
Origins of the mascot that bring the Olympic spirit to life
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Olympic torches and relays
Bringing the Olympic flame from Greece to the host countries
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Boxing glove factory
Archive photographs bring us behind the scenes of WEHA, a German sports equipment factory
Olympians
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Ben Bril
Youngest-ever Olympic boxer, who survived the Holocaust
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Gymnast Věra Čáslavská
Icon of Czech gymnastics who subtly protested Soviet invasion at the 1968 Olympics
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Sjoukje Dijkstra
Champion figure skater who was the first Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games
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Fanny Durack
Irish-Australian who won the first women’s Olympic swimming medal
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Anton Geurts, Dutch canoeist
From a homemade canoe to Olympic silver
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Pole-vaulting into politics
Władysław Kozakiewicz’s 1980 Olympics gesture
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Athlete Jesse Owens
Struggling against poverty and racial bigotry despite sporting fame
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Trude Pritzi & Richard Bergmann
Table tennis world champions from Vienna
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Éva Székely, swimmer and survivor
Hungarian Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Revolution
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Johnny Weissmuller
From Olympic gold medal swimmer to Hollywood leading man
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