SKATING & BOBSLED EVENTS - 1932 WINTER OLYMPICS At the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York America’s Irving Jaffee takes the gold from Ivar Ballangrud in the 10,000 meter race that sees more than one athlete’s collapse at the finish line. The US team in bobsledding also places first with J. Hubert and Curtis Stevens riding to victory.
SKI JUMP & FOUR-MAN BOBSLED - 1932 WINTER OLYMPICS Athletes from around the Winter Olympics gather at Lake Placid, N.Y. Great POVs of athletes rocketing down the ski jump. Norway’s Birger Ruud leaps 216 and 226 feet in successive heats to win the event while the bobsled driving of Billy Fiske and Harry Homburger garners the four-men team first place.
OPENING CEREMONIES - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES The opening ceremonies for the 10th Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California include 39 nations who take part in the March of Nations, a speech from Vice President Charles Curtis, peace doves released into the sky and more.
TRACK & FIELD EVENTS - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS The best of track and field are cheered on by 85,000 spectators at the 1932 Summer Olympic Games where new records continue to be set. George Saling in the 110 meter hurdles and Italy's Luigi Beccali in the 1500-meter race are among the many champions who win honors.
TRACK & SWIM EVENTS - 1932 SUMMER OLYMPICS Winners of the 1932 Summer Olympics Games include the U.S. in men and women's 400 meter relay and Jean Shiley's high jump. Japan's Yasuji Miyazaki and Tatsugo Kawaishi win the 100 meter swim while U.S. Mickey Riley Galitzen takes first in diving and Helene Madison the women's 100 meter. The biggest surprise is Argentina's Juan Zabala who wins the marathon race in record time.
OLYMPIC SWIM TRYOUT RECORDS - 1932 During tryouts for the U.S. Olympics Helene Madison of Seattle sets a new record in the try-outs for the 400-meter free style race and Eleanor Holm of New York takes the 100 meter backstroke race record.
1932 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES The Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, N.Y. following an introductory ceremony led by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt. The first event sees America's Jack Shea win the gold in the 500 meter speed race leading Norway's Bernt Evensen by five yards.
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