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LONDON 1948: Austerity Games (XVI)

Gloria Machado León 10 junio, 2016

Again the remnants of a war marred the celebration of the Olympic Games. In the middle stage of reconstruction, London took the so-called “austerity Games”. The organization faced a serious economic situation, among other things, because new infrastructures were not built and also beacause of food and clothing rationing.

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Berlin 1936 (XIV)

Gloria Machado León 6 junio, 2016

Hitler ordered the great opportunity to captivate the world and tried to seize it at all costs. Fearing several countries to send its athletes, he allowed two Jewish integrate the delegation. He admitted not to give a speech and say only at the opening ceremony: “I declare opened the XI Olympic Games of the Modern Era”. He ordered remove anti-Semitic legends of the city walls. The dictator promised non-discrimination for any athlete during the fifteen days of competitions of the Olympic Games in Berlin 36. Anything to perform the Games.

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