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FILE - In this 1924 file photo, olympians Johnny Weissmuller, left, and Duke Kahanamoku are seen at the 1924 Olympic games in Paris. (AP Photo/File)

Paris Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings

Jul. 28, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

There was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Johnny Weissmuller, the American swimmer who went on to star as Tarzan in a dozen films, won three swimming gold medals at the Paris Games and also earned a bronze medal in water polo....

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 1920, file photo, the Olympics are held at the Antwerp Stadium, showing the U.S. contingent leading all the athletes in the procession around the field on, after which they proceeded to lead all competition in the athletic events. (AP Photo/File)

Antwerp 1920 Olympics haunted by war and flu pandemic

Jul. 27, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

When the Olympic Games resumed after World War I, the event was not designed to escape the horrors of war. The Anwtwerp Games were used to remember. Belgium hosted after being a battleground two years before. Many athletes were veterans. The opening ceremony celebrated military might as much as peace. On their...

This undated image provided courtesy of Thomas Carson, shows Ray Ewry competing in the standing high jump. Ewry began one of the greatest Olympic careers in history at the 1900 Paris Games. The American jumper excelled in the standing high jump, standing long jump and standing triple jump around the turn of the century and won all three events in Paris on the same day. (Courtesy Thomas Carson via AP)

Ewry begins Olympic career with 3 titles in 1 day in Paris

Jul. 23, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Largely forgotten despite his incredible tally of gold medals, Ray Ewry began one of the greatest Olympic careers in history at the 1900 Paris Games. The American jumper excelled in three events and won 10 individual Olympic titles (or eight titles, depending on whose version of history you rely upon) around the...

FILE - This 1900 file photo shows the eastern part of a busy boulevard in Paris, France in the year 1900. No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the 1900 Paris Games had no idea they even competed at the Olympics. But the second edition of the Olympics had female athletes competing for the first time. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: 1900 Paris Olympics

Jul. 23, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on July 17, 1900. The story is published as it appears in the newspaper, including errors and...

FILE - This 1900 file photo shows the eastern part of a busy boulevard in Paris, France in the year 1900. No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the 1900 Paris Games had no idea they even competed at the Olympics. But the second edition of the Olympics had female athletes competing for the first time. (AP Photo/File)

Paris hosts 1900 Olympics, even though many didn't know it

Jul. 23, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1900 Olympics in Paris. No opening ceremony. No closing ceremony. And many of the athletes at the 1900...

FILE - This is an undated photo showing Spyridon Louis, winner of the race that would come to be known as the marathon in the first modern revival of the ancient Greek sports festival. By April 10, 1896, the day of the first Olympic marathon, the hosts were reeling from their losses in track and field.  Louis delivered Greece's only track and field victory. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: Louis, a Greek, wins 1896 Olympic Marathon

Jul. 22, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was transmitted from the 1896 Olympics on the day of the run from Marathon to Athens, a distance...