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Berlin Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

1936.

The summer Olympics that opened in Berlin on 1 August 1936 were Nazi Germany's greatest propaganda set piece and a major photographic event. An accompanying exhibition, Deuts...

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Berlin Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

1936.

The summer Olympics that opened in Berlin on 1 August 1936 were Nazi Germany's greatest propaganda set piece and a major photographic event. An accompanying exhibition, Deuts...

See overview in Oxford Index

Berlin Olympic Games (1936)

in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs. 195 words.

The summer Olympics that opened in Berlin on 1 August 1936 were Nazi Germany's greatest propaganda set piece and a

Jesse Owens (1913–80)

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.

on winning the 100 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936

attributed

Jesse Owens (1913–80)

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

A lifetime of training for just 10 seconds.

on winning the 100 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936

attributed

Olympia

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 381 words.

A documentary film of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games made by Leni *Riefenstahl under the patronage of the Nazi propaganda chief ...

Live from Hitler’s Reich

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 14156 words.

This chapter details the radio broadcasting of the Berlin Olympic Games. The opening ceremony broadcasts primed global audiences for two weeks of Olympic experience. For U.S. network radio...

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Introduction

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 5974 words.

This introductory chapter provides a background of the eight-oared crew race event in the Berlin Olympic Games on August 14, 1936. That race is mostly forgotten today, but in its day it was...

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“Let’s Go to Berlin”

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 13979 words.

This chapter details the Olympic trials, the boycott movement, and the broadcast preparations for the Berlin Olympic Games. A few minutes after the triumph of the Husky Clipper in the...

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The Legacy of Berlin 1936 and the German Past

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15109 words.

This chapter explores the impact of the controversial 1936 Berlin Games on Munich's hosting of the 1972 Olympics. It examines the relationship between the International Olympic Committiee...

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Racing to Catch Up

Thomas R. H. Havens.

in Marathon Japan

February 2015; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 7818 words.

School and university sports in Japan date to the mid-1880s but remained elitist until the early twentieth century. The first marathon dates to 1909, sponsored by Mainichi newspapers;...

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Olympics

Donald Roe.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 2585 words.

The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. From modest beginnings, the Olympics, which now consist of winter games and summer games held every four...

Berlin 1936 as Global Broadcast Spectacle and Personal Experience

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 17870 words.

This chapter recounts the arrival of the U.S. athletes in Berlin. The emotional intensity of Berlin's Olympic welcome stunned visitors. “Men who had been with former Olympic teams said that...

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Of gods and men: the Olympic games and its rivals

Bernard Vere.

in Sport and modernism in the visual arts in Europe, c.1909-39

March 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Art Forms. 11521 words.

Pierre de Coubertin was responsible for the founding of the modern Olympics. Its antique ideals were consecrated in a painting by his father, an artist of the French salon, who pictured...

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Stokes, Louise

Frederick H. Blake.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 976 words.

Olympian in track and field and professional bowler, was born in Malden, Massachusetts, the eldest of six children of William Stokes, a gardener, and Mary Wesley, a domestic worker....

Lewis, Carl

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 527 words.

Frederick Carlton Lewis was born in Birmingham, Alabama. From a family of talented athletes, he began to reveal his own gift in the 100-meter dash and the long jump while a student at...

Olympics, African Americans and the

in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition

January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1427 words.

The Olympian Games, the forerunner of the Olympic Games, began in ancient Greece in 776 B.C.E. and were held regularly for over a millennium to celebrate physicality through competition...

Morris, Glenn Edward

John A. Lucas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 726 words.

Morris, Glenn Edward (18 June 1912–01 February 1974), Olympic decathlon champion, was born in Simla, Colorado, near Fort Collins, the son of farming parents (names unknown). Morris was...

Jónsson, Thórarinn

Árni Heimir Ingólfsson.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary Music. 346 words.

(b Mjóifjörður, Sept 18, 1900; d Reykjavík, March 7, 1974). Icelandic composer and teacher. He received his earliest musical training in a small farming community in eastern Iceland,...

East versus West

Kay Schiller and Christopher Young.

in The 1972 Munich Olympics and the Making of Modern Germany

March 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 14605 words.

This chapter begins by explaining that the Munich Games might have coincided with the conclusion of Ostopolitik, but they were not a straightforward “Ostopolitik Olympics”. It then notes...

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Six Minutes in Berlin

Michael Socolow.

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Radio. 288 pages.

The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant at the Games, line up against America's top eight-oared crew. Hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide wait by their radios....

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