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vintage everyday: 10 Fascinating Photographs from World War II ~  Because of the ongoing war, the Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944, slated for Tokyo and London, could not be held. However, several POW camps in Poland went ahead with their own Olympics, both in 1940 and 1944. While many of the events were held in secret, the 1944 Woldenberg Olympics, held at the camp in Woldenberg, and another held at the camp in Gross Born (both in Poland), were held on a much larger scale.

The POW Olympics of World War II - "At least 369 prisoners competed in an unofficial Olympic Games, held in a prisoner of war camp in

British runner Ann Packer set a world record in becoming the surprise winner of the 800 metres at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, having never run the distance at international level before the Games.

We look back at some of the greatest running moments in Olympic history as the London 2012 Games draw closer

Lord Burghley competed at the Paris Olympic Games in 1924 and was the winner of the gold medal in the men's 400 metres hurdles event at athe 1928...

Lord Burghley competed at the Paris Olympic Games in 1924 and was the winner of the gold medal in the men's 400 metres hurdles event at athe

1928 Summer Olympics, Amsterdam - Google Search

1928 Summer Olympics, Amsterdam - Google Search

OLYMPICS: Photo shows American Olympic athletes aboard the Red Star Line ship Finland, which transported the US team to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Not shown here are the women participants. Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie, are the gold and silver medallists in the Olympics first women's individual swimming event

Photo shows American Olympic athletes aboard the Red Star Line ship Finland, which transported the US Olympic team to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Caption information from "The Library of Congress"

James B. Connolly (United States), winner of the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games.

Connolly (United States), winner of the hop, step, and jump (the first final event in the 1896 Olympics), was the first Olympic champion of the modern Olympic Games.

October 17, 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person to win a gold medal in the 100 meter race in two consecutive Olympic games in Mexico City (she ALSO won the gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics).

Top 50 United States Olympic Track and Field Moments

Wyomia Tyus becomes the first person to win a gold medal in the 100 meter race in two consecutive Olympic games (October in Mexico City.

King George VI opened the 14th Olympic Games in London, on this day 29th July,1948. the first time the Games had been held in 12 years due to the IIWW.  London 1948 Olympics - Official Full Film

Featuring appearances from Fanny Blankers-Koen, Vicki Draves and Harrison Dillard the full official film of the 1948 Olympic Games in London is now available.

Betty Robinson made history in 1928 by becoming the first woman to clinch Olympic track and field gold. Her achievement has paved the way for her fellow U.S. female athletes to etch their names into Games folklore.

Golden girl: The first Olympic speed queen

Betty Robinson made history in 1928 by becoming the first woman to clinch Olympic track and field gold. Her achievement has paved the way for her fellow U. female athletes to etch their names into Games folklore.

On this day in 1961, the U.S. figure skating team was headed to the World Championships in Prague. They never made it.

The Devastating Impact of the 1961 Plane Crash That Wiped Out the Entire U.S. Figure Skating Team

On this day in 1961, the U.S. figure skating team was headed to the World Championships in Prague. They never made it.

John Baxter Taylor Jr. - A member of the winning medley relay team, making him the first African-American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal (1908).

John Baxter Taylor - V. 1908 First African-American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal

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The first time London hosted the Olympics, it was as a backup—the Games, originally scheduled to take place in Rome, were relocated to London after Mount…

Long Jump 1908 Olympic Games

Long Jump 1908 Olympic Games

1936 German Olympic Games Torch Runner Leni Riefenstahl Photo Gravure

1936 German Olympic Games Torch Runner Leni Riefenstahl Photo Gravure

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