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Those tone, fit, and flawless nubile young athletes hanging around the Olympic Village in-between meets are...getting it on like rabbits on steroids. The Swimmers Most Of All.
(Article from the Times of London, England on August 22, 2008).
PS. If you the read the article, the male athletes are getting all the action, not the females. Hmmm, things don't change regardless of the era, region, or social norms at the time. It was like this during the ancient Greek Olympics and Roman gladiatorial games, as it is today. The male champion gets all hot women, while the female champion is definitely not getting some......
The 100 mens final at the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games. America's Jim Hines wins and set the new world record at 9.89! This race was history because it was the first Olympic finals in any sport where all the finalist were black athletes! It also was the first time that electronic timing devices and sensors were used in any sports event. Hines official time was 09.95!!! A record that stood for 15 years.
A Japanese perspective of this historic race - 1968 Mexico Olympic 100 mens meter final.
Olympic Champion - Jim Hines wins the mens 100 men final in Mexico City in 1968.
Armin Hary of West Germany sets the world record in the 100 meters at Zurich, Switzerland in 1960. He was the first human being to run the 100 meters in 10.0 flat! Hary has the fastest start ever record in any sport, even to this day - 00.08 seconds!!!
"Der historische Lauf" Weltrekord über 100 Meter in 10,0 Sekunden, am 21.06.1960 in Zürich Mehr nter."
Armin Hary setting the world record at the 100 meters in 10.0 flat!!!
Armin Hary winning the men's 100 meters at the 1960 Rome Olympics.
At the 1936 Berlin, Germany Olympic Games, Jesse Owen wins the 100 meters mens final in the first commercial television broadcast of any significant size. There were only a few thousand early TV sets sold in Germany and England in 1936 (non in the US or anywhere else). This broadcast was 3 years before the first TV images shown to an American public at the New York World's Fair in 1939.
Jesse Owen won the race with an incredible time for the era of 10.3 seconds! Considering the era, the track, and the sports technology at the time, Owen's winning mark was just shy of his world-record of 10.2 set earlier in 1936.
Adolf Hitler was in the stands to watch this history sports event.
Picture of Jesse Owen after setting the world record of 10.2 seconds in the 100 meters in 1936:
Pictures of Jesse Owen's history feat at the Berlin, Germany Summer Olympic Games. He won 4 gold medals in the sprint and jumping events for track & field!
Olympic Champion Jesse Owen - Fastest human in the 1st half of the 20th century!!!
Today is the 39th anniversary of man's greatest achievement ever. On July 20, 1969 - Man first walked on the Moon!!!'
NASA archive - Picture (foto) of Neil Armstrong (1st man on the Moon), Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin (2nd man on the Moon) on July 15, 1969:
Picture (foto) of Apollo 11 lift-off on July 16, 1969:
In July, 1969, America sent the first humans to the moon. Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins were aboard the mission named Apollo 11. The launch vehicle they rode, the Saturn 5 rocket, is still the most powerful machine ever built. It generated almost 8 million pounds of thrust and even after nearly 40 years, it is the only vehicle that has carried men beyond earth's gravity. It is also produced the second loudest noise ever, second only to a nuclear bomb explosion.
Watch it now, as you would have seen it on July 16, 1969, at 9:26 AM EDT. T-minus 00:5:59 and counting. The live U.S. broadcast via satellite of the lift-off of Apollo 11:
De-classified Original NASA video of Apollo 11 lift-off on July 16, 1969 (excellent quality video for the internet):
Incredible close up video from cameras mounted on the gantry, launch pad, and surrounding areas of Apollo 11 - Saturn V Launch on July 20, 1969 at exactly 9:32 AM (EST):
Launch of Apollo 11 from top of the gantry on July 16, 1969 at exactly 9:32AM (EST).
Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969: "The Eagle Has Landed". The video below is the official NASA release of the live world-wide broadcast of Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon, and the words he said. This is what he wrote minutes before he set foot on the Moon - “That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” But the audio transmission to Earth was choppy, and it cut a single word (letter article) that made all the difference in it's meaning.
This is what was actually heard by everyone on Earth, the most famous quote in human history - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
Pictures of Neil Armstrong on July 15, 1969 before the Apollo 11 launch. He is and will always be the first human being ever to walk on another world, the Moon!
Look at the people from around the world who saw these incredible images live on TV. They are all in disbelieve on what they say on TV that morning on July 20, 1969!
Truly spectacular images of Neil Armstrong walking on the Moon!!!
Picture of Neil Armstrong on the Moon saluting the American flag and the people on Earth!
1st picture of a man on the Moon, Neil Armstrong in his spacesuit on July 20, 1969. According to Life Magazine, this is the most famous picture of the 20th century in the world. For a generation of young children growing up in the United States in the 70s and early 80s, Neil Armstrong was the ultimate hero! Me included.
PS. There are certain dates, moments, and events in our lives you can never forget! No matter how old you get to be. July 20th is the anniversary of the first man on the Moon, and it is also the birthday of my father Ronald. I never say the Apollo 11 event on TV, but I always remember that it is a special day.......