Los Angeles 1984 - Raul Gonzalez of Mexico celebrates after winning the 50 km race walk

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Los Angeles 1984 - Ulrike Meyfarth (West Germany) wins her second Olympic high jump gold medal with a leap of 2.02 meters

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That is quite a jacket.

Jim McKay, sylin’ and profilin’.

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Miracle? More like Now I’m Crying About Jimmy Craig

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Well, look at who we got here…

And in that moment, I swear Billy Schneider finally resembled his father.

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Exploring Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Park

To see more photos and videos of Sarajevo’s Olympic bobsled and luge track, explore the Olimpijski Bob Staza and Trebević location pages.

Stark against the dense forests of Trebević mountain stands a crumbling, brightly adorned concrete track built for the 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The track, used for bobsledding and the luge competitions until 1991, primarily draws hikers and graffiti artists these days. It bears the marks not only from the passage of time, but also from the wars that plagued Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 1990s.


"I would personally like to thank all of our snowboarders and freestyle skiers for making newscasters across America say things like ‘air to fakie,’ and the ‘back-to-back double cork 1260.’ I don’t know what that means, really, but I just wanted to say it. I’m pretty sure I’m the first President to ever say that."

—President Obama honoring the US Olympic Team at the White House yesterday.

“That green was a relatively new colour in sport [in 1908]—due to it being a difficult colour for late nineteenth century dyers to achieve—added to the symbolism of Australia’s birth and formation.” —

A recent article entitled “A Uniform Approach? Designing Australian National Identity at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games,” published in a special issue of Journal of Design History, discusses how nationalism is represented through sporting uniforms.

(via oupacademic)

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