1948 Olympic Games - London
Italy's Pietri Dorando staggers across the line to win the marathon. Unfortunately for him, he was disqualified for receiving external support over the final few hundred yards of the course, but was awarded a special gold trophy by Queen Alexandra in recognition of his bravery. The official on the right is alleged to be Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author of the Sherlock Holmes stories)
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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 - Three-Mile Team Race - White City
The Great Britain team who claimed gold: (l-r) Arthur Robertson, Joe Deakin, Norman Hallows, Bill Coales, Harold Wilson
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