Since our beginnings, Iconic Photos has covered some of the most memorable photos from different Olympiads throughout history. As the world’s greatest athletes gather in London for its 30th incarnation, we look back at nine of them. The photos are captioned clockwise from top left in the poll, and the links are below.
For detailed articles, go to: Black Power salute; Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz; Greg Louganis; Dorando Pietri; American basketball team’s controversial loss; Jesse Owens gets cheers; Antonio Rebollo lights the flame; the bloody water-polo match; terrorism rears its ugly hooded head. Follow me on Twitter @aalholmes.
6 thoughts on “Great Photographic Moments in Olympic History”
The one that will stay with me is Derek Redmond and his dad in Barcelona, 1992: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jan/11/team-gb-olympic-heroes
Lasse Viren fell down in 10000 meters before winning the gold medal with a world record time in Munich ’72. His first of four golds. The only man to win both 10000 and 5000 in two Olympics.
HI quintessential, great job as usual – just wanted to give you the heads p that the rebollo link is pointing to basketbaal; and that on the basketball article you mention a photo about a basket scored by the russians that is not there. Cheers
I’m going to go for Mary Lou Retton on this one as far as thinking of ‘the first photo that comes to my mind when I think of the Olympics’. I loved Greg Louganis but detest that photo showing him getting injured – ugh.
Looks like the link to the Antonio Rebollo photo is incorrect; it instead takes you to the US basketball photo…
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