Photos Vintage London Olympics Photos From 1908
This year marks the British capital’s third time hosting the games. See photos from the first time around, in 1908—when tandem bicyclists raced to the finish line and an Italian marathoner took a famous wrong turn.
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This year marks the British capital’s third time hosting the games. See photos from the first time around, in 1908—when tandem bicyclists raced to the finish line and a famous Italian marathoner took a wrong turn.
Pictured: Italian runner Dorando Pietri.
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A Danish gymnast performing a perfect dismount from a pommel horse.
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Female competitors in the National Round Archery event.
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France's M. Schilles and A. Auffray, who won the gold medal in the 2000-meter tandem race.
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The Unites States tug-of-war team in action.
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Diving at White City Stadium.
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A Danish gymnast demonstrates the High Jump.
Finishing in the same order as their numbers are: the winner, Robert Kerr of Canada; Robert Cloughen and Nat Cartmell, both of the U.S.; and George Hawkins of the U.K.
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Martin Sheridan, the American long jumper, practices his standing jump during training.
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Italian runner Dorando Pietri arrives at White City Stadium, the endpoint of the marathon competition. Pietri was first past the post after taking a wrong turning and being assisted by stewards after a fall. Although disqualified, he received a gold cup for his efforts from Queen Alexandra.