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May 21, 2016

1952 Olympics, Helsinki Finland

Russia returns to the Olympics but this time as the Soviet Union.  The People’s Republic of China (PRC), with one athlete, also made its country’s debut.  After 1952, the PRC didn’t return to the Olympics until 1984.  Overall, women made...

May 9, 2016


The 1948 Games returned to London, England

 

After a 12 year hiatus, due to World War II, the Olympics returned to London.  Due to the war, these games were known as the “Austerity games” meaning that no new stadiums were built and the athletes did not stay at an Olympi...

May 1, 2016

The photos used in this post are all from vintage trading cards.  Many are available for sale at On Her Mark.  

 

1936 was the infamous Olympics held in Berlin, Germany where Adolf Hitler officially opened the games.  This was the largest Olympics hosted to date, ba...

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