Monday, June 18, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics 39 days to go

VIII Olympic Games 1924,Paris France.  The for the second time the Games were held in Paris.  the Games were held from 4th many to 27th July 1924  the  1924 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VIII Olympiad, 

France issued a set of 4 stamps for the first time 6 others countries also commemorated the Games with issue of stamps

 The Above Stamps Designer; E. Becker

Remembering Note: Paavo Nurmi, of Finland called a "superman," was back running and won gold in the 1,500-meter (set an Olympic record), he had  a tight schedule to contend, he had just 55 minutes rest before 5,000-meter (set an Olympic record), and the 10,000-meter cross-country run. Nurmi was also a member of the winning Finnish teams on the 3,000-meter relay and the 10,000-meter relay.

Looking back; Johnny Weissmuller of the United states, the Olympic swimming champion who went on to become a Hollywood star on to fame as Tarzan of the Jungle in the 12 movies

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