Friday, August 26, 2016

Valued Exposures (Olympics)

First Olympiad
Opening ceremonies of the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, Greece 1896. Photo: Getty Images

Babe Didrikson
One of the greatest athletes of all time, Mildred ‘Babe’ Didrikson wins the gold medal for javelin during the 1932 Olympic Games. She would also go on to win gold in the 80-meter hurdles as well as a silver medal in the high jump. Photo: Getty Images

Nazi Germany
On August 1, 1936, the Olympic torch is carried into the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany to start the XI Olympic Games. At these games, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party hoped to show the athletic dominance of the Aryan race. Photo: Getty Images

Jesse Owens
Instead, American Jesse Owens stuck it to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany — winning four gold medals and dealing a grave blow to the “master race” ideology


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