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Washington crew wins Olympic gold in 1936....



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August 14, 1936

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, August 14, 1936

* University of Washington Huskies
* Wins Olympic gold in rowing
* Famous upset vs. Nazi Germany
* Early, same day first report


The front page of the sport's section (page 15) has a nice banner headline: "U. OF WASHINGTON CREW WINS OLYMPIC EIGHT-OARED TITLE" with subheads. (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.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 40 pages, light toning at the margins, some small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

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.

Category: The 20th Century