1908 London Olympic Games - Marathon - Dorando Pietri - The White City Stadium
Italian Dorando Pietri about to break the tape to win the 1908 London Olympic Marathon. Pietri was later disqualified for having been assisted by his manager whilst in a state of collapse. More recently the man on the right assisting Dorando Pietri is believed to be the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this however is not a proven fact.
Athletics - London Olympic Games 1908 - 3200m Steeplechase - Final - White City
Great Britain's Arthur Russell (second l) breaks the tape to win gold from compatriot Arthur Robertson (l)
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Athletics - Harold Abrahams - London
Harold Abrahams, the Olympian and Hon Treasurer of the British Amateur Athletics Board makes a statement in London on the Russian cancellation of their two-day athletics match against Britain. The Russians cancelled their participation due to the arrest of 27 year old discus thrower Nina Ponomareva on a shop-lifting charge in a London store.
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