obitoftheday:

The Games of the XXXth Olympiad begin this evening. Here are some of the Olympic athletes and a coach who I have had the honor of featuring at Obit of the Day:

Edoardo Mangiarotti, 13-time medal winner, fencing - 1936, Berlin; 1948, London; 1952, Helsinki; 1956, Melbourne; 1960, Rome

James Worrall, hurdler - 1936, Berlin

Ann Curtis, gold medal winner, swimming - 1948, London

Willie May, silver medal winner, 110m hurdles - 1960, Rome

Bill Roycroft, bronze medal winner, equestrian - 1960, Rome; 1964, Tokyo; 1968; Mexico City; 1972, Munich; 1976, Montreal

Bob Boozer, gold medal winner, basketball - 1960, Rome

Fred Etcher, silver medal winner, hockey - 1960, Squaw Valley

Floyd Bedbury, speed skater - 1960, Squaw Valley; 1964, Innsbruck

LeRoy Walker, track and field coach - 1976, Montreal

and as an added bonus the two greatest athletes of the 20th century:

Jim Thorpe

and

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

All Olympic posters are copyright of the International Olympic Committee and courtesy of sailing.org except for 1960 Squaw Valley (lonkeller.com), 1964 Innsbruck (brittanica.com) and 1972 Munich (harveyabramsbooks.com).

Random note: Great piece on the 1936 Berlin poster via @Guggenheim

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