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The Games Of '36 Winter Olympics Book, Signed by Author Stan Cohen
The Games Of 1936 Winter Olympics Book Signed by Author


 
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The Games Of '36 Winter Olympics Book Signed by Author The 1936 German Olympics took place at a critical time in the 20th century and were unusual in many respects.
  • It was the first time that television was used to broadcast a sporting event.
  • The first torch run to light the Olympic flame was originated. Perhaps the most important Olympic film ever produced covered the summer games.
  • It was the first real political boycotts. The first fully self-contained Olympic village was constructed.
  • It was the most elaborate Olympics staged up to that time and for several more afterwards.
  • The largest crowd to ever watch a baseball game (100,00) saw an exhibition match between two American teams.
  • Basketball was introduced to the Olympics.
  • Three American competitors were removed from the team for breaking training or for criminal activities.
  • Downhill skiing was introduced to the winter games.
  • A Polish female sprinter was later found out to be a male.
  • Two American sprinters were replaced on the relay team supposedly because they were Jewish.
  • The youngest American participant was a 13-year-old diver.
  • Germany, the host country, won the most medals, the last time a country other than the United States or the Soviet Union would do so.
  • Several athletes such as Jesse Owens and Sonja Henie would become household names throughout the world.
  • Many myths have grown up around the 1936 Olympics, including one that had Hitler snubbing Jesse Owens after his victory in the 100-meter dash.

A fascinating book covering early history leading to WWII. Incredible photo collection. By Stan Cohen. Edition unknown, published 1996.

  • Ski history book has Soft cover. 236 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches. Photos included.

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