Olympics

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DateCountryDetail
14/05/1900
France "World Amateur Championships" start in Paris
13/07/1908
United Kingdom The first Olympics to be held in Britain are opened at White City in London by King Edward VII.
12/09/1913
United States Olympic athlete Jesse Owens is born in Lawrence County, Alabama.
20/08/1924
France Potential 100 meter gold medal winner at the Paris Olympics, Eric Liddell refuses to take part in the heats because they take place on a Sunday, which is contrary to his religous beliefs.
01/08/1936
Germany The 11th Olympics open in Berlin with an ovation from the crowd for Adolf Hitler.
09/08/1936
Germany Jesse Owens wins his fourth gold at the Berlin Olympics when the United States won the 400 meter relay.
29/07/1948
United Kingdom King George VI opens the 14th Olympics at Wembley Stadium in London
18/02/1960
United States The eighth Winter Olympics open in Squaw Valley, California.
29/01/1964
Austria The ninth winter Olympics open in Innsbruck.
18/08/1964
Japan South Africa is banned from the 18th Olympics in Tokyo because it refuses to condemn apartheid.
10/10/1964
Japan The 18th Summer Olympics open in Tokyo.
02/10/1968
Mexico Days before the start of the Mexico Olympics, students and police clash in Mexico City, the government quickly suppress the riot with 200 - 300 protesters being killed.
12/10/1968
Mexico The 19th summer open in Mexico City.
04/09/1972
Germany Swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first person to win seven gold medals in a single Olympics, when the US win the 400 metre relay in Munich.
06/09/1972
Germany 11 Israeli athletes die in a gun battle between Palestinian terrorists and German security forces.

 

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