There are many unusual sports that have been part of the Olympic Games as demonstration sports. Gliding, or aeronautics, was demonstrated in 1936, and also a gold medal awarded for Swiss Hermann Schreiber for a flight across the Alps in 1935. The IOC were ready to add this as an official sport in 1940, only for the Olympics to be cancelled by the outbreak of war. There was plenty of aeronautic skills shown in the skies during the war, but unfortunately it was never again considered for the Olympics. See more about Aeronautics at the Olympics.
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February 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Unusual
June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · Athletics
The men’s marathon at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in Germany was won by Japanese runner Kee-Chung Sohn. He was actually Korean-born but ran in Japanese colors because his country was occupied by Japan at the time. Here is a classic 10-minute movie recording of the marathon. See more on the men’s Olympic Games marathon.
Watch the last 100m of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games 200m final, in which American athlete Jesse Owens wins the gold medal. See him in the 100m too.
October 19th, 2009 · No Comments · Athletics
Complete footage of the 100m sprint final at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, in which American Jesse Owens won the gold medal. We are privileged to be able to see him running – poetry in motion even with this grainy jumpy footage. See him win the 200m final too.