Olympic Memories
This online exhibition from the Cadbury Research Library : Special Collections accompanies a physical exhibition on display in the atrium of the Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham from 10 May until 10 September 2012. The exhibition focuses on the history of the Olympic Games and coincides with the London 2012 Olympics.

The online exhibition highlights the 1908 London Olympics, including the tragedy of the marathon runner, Dorando Pietri, disqualified as he crossed the finished line. It also showcases material relating to the 1936 Berlin Games, held amid the tensions of Nazi Germany. Some items relate to the return of the Olympic Games to London in 1948, in the aftermath of the Second World War.

The exhibition is drawn from the extensive sports and athletics collections held at the University by the Cadbury Research Library and available for all to consult. For further details see: www.special-coll.bham.ac.uk/
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