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Olympic Games Collection

A selection of images showing the history of the Ancient and Modern Olympic Games, from athletes and venues to decorative posters. An opportunity to glimpse iconic scenes from the world's foremost sports competition.

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Background imageOlympic Games Collection: The 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, 1924. Creator: Orsi (1889-1947)

The 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, 1924. Creator: Orsi (1889-1947)
The 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, 1924. Private Collection

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: The 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, 1920. Creator: Ven, Walter van der (1884-1950)

The 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, 1920. Creator: Ven, Walter van der (1884-1950)
The 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Athletes Frank Wykoff, Paul Hanni, Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Athletes Frank Wykoff, Paul Hanni, Ralph Metcalfe and Jesse Owens, Berlin Olympics, 1936. Americans Owens, Metcalfe and Wykoff finished first

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908

Dorando Pietri finishing the first modern Olympic marathon, London, 1908. The marathon at the London Olympics of 1908 was run in ususually hot conditions

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Olympia, Greece, 2019. Creator: Ethel Davies

Olympia, Greece, 2019. Creator: Ethel Davies
The ancient site of Olympia on the Peloponnese dates from the Eighth century BC and is the location of the original Olympic games, including the remains of many of the athletic areas, Olympia

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Panathenaic prize amphora with marathon runners at the Olympic games, ca 550-530 BC

Panathenaic prize amphora with marathon runners at the Olympic games, ca 550-530 BC. Found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: American team, 4 x 100m relay, 1928. Creator: Unknown

American team, 4 x 100m relay, 1928. Creator: Unknown
American team, 4 x 100m relay, 1928. Frank Wykoff, James Quinn, Charley Borah and Henry Russell of the United States won gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Creator: Unknown

Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Official at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam. From " Die Welt in Bildern", (The World in Pictures), cigarette card album, c1928

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Japanese athlete Kinue Hitomi wins silver medal in the Womens 800 metres, 1928

Japanese athlete Kinue Hitomi wins silver medal in the Womens 800 metres, 1928. Hitomi (1907-1931) was the first Japanese woman to win an Olympic medal, winning silver at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: American athlete Betty Robinson, winner of the womens 100m, 1928. Creator: Unknown

American athlete Betty Robinson, winner of the womens 100m, 1928. Creator: Unknown
American athlete Betty Robinson, winner of the womens 100m, 1928. Betty Robinson (1911-1999) was the winner of the first Olympic 100m for women

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Ethel Catherwood of Canada, world champion high jumper, 1928. Creator: Unknown

Ethel Catherwood of Canada, world champion high jumper, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Ethel Catherwood of Canada, world champion high jumper, 1928. Ethel Catherwood (1908-1987) won a gold medal in the womens High Jump at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Lord Burghley, winner, 400m hurdles, 1928. Creator: Unknown

Lord Burghley, winner, 400m hurdles, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Lord Burghley, winner, 400m hurdles, 1928. British athlete, sports official, peer, and Conservative Party politician David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905-1981), styled Lord Burghley

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: First Olympic Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896, the French Masson was the

First Olympic Games of the modern era in Athens in 1896, the French Masson was the winner of the cycling race. Illustration from Le Petit Journal

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: The long jump event at the ancient Olympic Games, Attic black-figured cup, 540 BC

The long jump event at the ancient Olympic Games, Attic black-figured cup, 540 BC
The long jump event at the ancient Olympic Games. Attic black-figured cup, 540 BC. Found in the collection of British Museum

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Official poster for the XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Turin. Artist: Riboli, Stefano

Official poster for the XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Turin. Artist: Riboli, Stefano
Official poster for the XX Olympic Winter Games 2006 in Turin. Private Collection

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Jesse Owens at the start of the 200 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936

Jesse Owens at the start of the 200 metres at the Berlin Olympic Games, 1936. Owens setting off on the way to one of his four gold medals at the 1936 games

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: C. U. B. C, 1900. Artist: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward

C. U. B. C, 1900. Artist: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward
C.U.B.C, 1900. Published 29th March 1900. William Dudley Ward (1877-1946), The President Of The Cambridge University Boat Club

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Olympic stadium, Athens, 1906, (1936)

Olympic stadium, Athens, 1906, (1936). As well as the inaugural games of the modern era in 1896, Athens hosted a further games, known as the Intercalated Games, in 1906

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: 100 metres sprint race at the Olympic Games, Athens, 1896, (1936)

100 metres sprint race at the Olympic Games, Athens, 1896, (1936). A scene from the first Olympics of the modern era. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume I

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Swiss four man bobsleigh team, Winter Olympic Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 1936

Swiss four man bobsleigh team, Winter Olympic Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 1936. The team, led by the driver Pierre Musy, won the gold medal

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Berlin Olympics, 1936

Berlin Olympics, 1936. Jesse Owens name being inscribed on the monument listing gold medal winners. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume II, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: British Olympic football team, Berlin Olympics, 1936

British Olympic football team, Berlin Olympics, 1936. The Great Britain team were eliminated at the quarter-final stage, losing 5-4 to Poland

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Perus Olympic football team in action, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Perus Olympic football team in action, Berlin Olympics, 1936. Peru were involved in an astonishing controversy at the Berlin Olympic football tournament

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Ruthley Moris-Hancock, British swimmer, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Ruthley Moris-Hancock, British swimmer, Berlin Olympics, 1936. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume II, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg, 1936

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Indian Sikh athlete, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Indian Sikh athlete, Berlin Olympics, 1936. A print from Olympia 1936, Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Volume II, Cigaretten-Bilderdienst, Hamburg, 1936

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Helen Stephens and Jesse Owens, American athletes, Berlin Olympics, 1936

Helen Stephens and Jesse Owens, American athletes, Berlin Olympics, 1936. The two won six gold medals between them: Stephens in the womens 100 metres and 4x100 metres relay

Background imageOlympic Games Collection: Ancient Olympic Games: the relay race, 1922

Ancient Olympic Games: the relay race, 1922. Competitors had to keep alight the flame and hand it to their fellows.This reconstruction shows a runner protecting the flame with his shield


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