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Washington crew wins Olympic gold in 1936....



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August 15, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1936

* University of Washington Huskies
* Wins Olympic gold in rowing
* Famous upset vs. Nazi Germany


The sport's section (page 7) has a banner headline: "Fifth Successful Olympic Eight-Oared Rowing Title Is Captured by U. S." with subheads and 2 related photos, one showing the famous crew from the University of Washington. (see)
First report coverage on the University of Washington Huskies crew winning the gold medal vs. Nazi Germany in the 1936 Summer Olympics in rowing. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The rowing competition was dominated by the hosts, Germany, who medaled in every event and took five of the seven gold medals. The final race, men's eights, was won by a working-class United States team from the University of Washington who, in what had become their trademark, started slow and outsprinted the competition to an exceedingly close finish, with only one second separating the top three finishers at the end of a six-and-a-half minute race. This event is chronicled in The Boys in the Boat written by Daniel James Brown.

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