The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures via Guardian

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

A racing clerk assists the Italian runner Dorando Pietri across the finish line in the marathon, at the White City stadium. Pietri was first past the post after taking a wrong turning and receiving medical attention for a fall. Although disqualified, he received a gold cup for his efforts from Queen Alexandra

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

Italy's Dorando Pietro is the first to cross the finish line at the 1908 London Olympics marathon competition.

Vintage Photography: The 1908 London Olympics

July A Danish gymnast performing on a gymnastic pommel horse at the 1908 London Olympics. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

1908 Olympics: Olympic Archery Women competitors in the national round archery event, which was won by Sybil 'Queenie' Newall of Great BritainPhotograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

These female archers are competing in the National Round Archery event of the 1908 London Olympics, just eight years after women were first permitted to enter the games at all. The event was won by Sybil (Queenie) Newall of Great Britain.

Announcer at the 1908 London Olympics. Did they borrow him from the circus?

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

The 'toastmaster' using a megaphone at the 1908 London Olympics, where Great Britain won 10 gold medals in one day.

Le couple britannique Edgar et Madge Syers, Jeux Olympiques 1908. Article "Histoire du patinage artistique" sur Wikipédia. Ice Skating, c. 1910's.

Do You Know Your Figure Skating History?

Photo Gallery: Firsts In Women's Sports History - Madge Syers wins the first women's Olympic gold medal in figure skating. She also competed as a pairs skater with her husband Edgar Syers, winning the Bronze Medal the same year.

Photos of the London Olympics, 1908 style

Les Jeux Olympiques de Londres en 1908

The captains of the Swedish and English tug-of-war teams shake hands at Crystal Palace. The winning team of Liverpool policeman were criticised by opponents for wearing regulation steel-tipped boots.

South African athlete Reggie Walker, winner of the gold medal in the 100 metresPhotograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

1908 Olympics: South African athlete Reggie Walker, winner of the gold medal in the 100 metres.Harry High Pants looks like he had an aero-dynamic advantage with those ears.

Sir cosmo Duff Gordon (right) poses with W.Bean and captain MacDonnel, holding duelling pistols and protective masks, 1912

Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon, right, later a Titanic survivor, and two British fencing teammates hold dueling pistols at the 1908 London Games, though the individual event was held only in And none of the duelists was actually shot. Bring back dueling pistols.

Equipe nationale d'épée amateur pour les Jeux olympiques à Londres en 1908 : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol] - 1

Equipe nationale d'épée amateur pour les Jeux olympiques à Londres en 1908 : [photographie de presse] / [Agence Rol] - 1

Love this infographic on London as an Olympic host city. Can't imagine how crazy its going to be in just a few short weeks!

London Olympics: Three-Time Host City: Comparing the 1948 and 2012 London Olympics

London Olympic 1908

Les Jeux Olympiques de Londres en 1908

London Olympic 1908 Wyndham Halswelle ( G. ) wins the 400 m final to take the Gold medal in the only ' walkover' ( no other competitors contested the Final ! ) in Olympic history !

Georges Yvan André dit "Géo" posant en tenue d'athlète aux Jeux Olympiques de 1908 à Londres, photographie dédicacée, 1908 (Collection MNS). #Sport #Histoire #Athlétisme #JO #Londres

Georges Yvan André dit "Géo" posant en tenue d'athlète aux Jeux Olympiques de 1908 à Londres, photographie dédicacée, 1908 (Collection MNS). #Sport #Histoire #Athlétisme #JO #Londres

1908 Olympics: Olympic Wrestling

The 1908 London Olympic Games – in pictures

Greco-Roman wrestling final during the london 1908 games, interesting depth of field in this image

Il y a 104 ans, les premiers Jeux olympiques de Londres

Ray Ewry of the USA won the gold medal for the standing high jump at the 1908 Olympic Games

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