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FILE - In this July 21, 1952, file photo, members of the United States Olympic team holding their hats over their hearts as they pay tribute to Finland's President Juho K. Passikivi, march into Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. (United Press via AP, File)

1952 Helsinki: The Cold War comes to the Olympics

Aug. 2, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

The United States and the Soviet Union formed an uneasy pact to help turn back Nazi Germany during World War II. Less than a decade later, most global events were seen as part of the Cold War between the two super powers, including the Olympics. The Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland set a record for countries...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1936, file photo, American sprint star Jesse Owens is shown in action during one of the heats of the 200-meter run in Berlin. He won the final with a new Olympic record of 20.7 seconds. (AP Photo/File)

AP WAS THERE: The 1936 Berlin Olympics

Jul. 31, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

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 1936 Berlin Olympics on the day of the 200-meter dash. Jesse Owens won his third gold medal by...

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...

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...

British diver Blagg retires at 23 because of shoulder injury

Jul. 6, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British diver Alicia Blagg is retiring from the sport because of a shoulder injury that has ended her chances of competing in a third Olympics at next year's Tokyo Games. The 23-year-old Blagg has won medals at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships but said “injury after...