Today in History: Berlin Olympics

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On August 1, 1936, Adolf Hitler presided over the opening ceremony of the Olympic games. Also in this clip, American Jesse Owens on winning several gold medals.

Thanks to WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset

Olympics in Berlin 1936.
Olympics in Berlin 1936.
Jesse Owens at the start of a record-breaking 200 meter race.
Jesse Owens at the start of a record-breaking 200 meter race.
Olympic Fire
Olympic Fire
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