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1st Italian to win a gold medal in running....

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August 5, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 5, 1932

* Luigi Becalli wins gold medal
* 1932 Summer Olympics - Los Angeles
* First ever Italian to win gold in running

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BECCALI OF ITALY WINS 1,500 METERS AT OLYMPIC GAMES" with subheads. (see) The sport's section (page 17) has a banner headline: "Beccali of Italy Closes With Closes With Rush to Capture Olympic 1,500-Meter  Run Title" and related photo. (see) First report coverage on Luigi Beccali becoming the first Italian to win an Olympic gold medal in running. Other Olympic news of the day as well. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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