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Olympic Covers

Published: August 17, 2016

Sprint, scull, and soar your way to Olympic history with these classic Post covers commemorating Games of the last century.

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College Man’s Number, 1904

This Olympic hopeful’s number may indeed come in, providing he can heave this hammer far enough afield.

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Rowing Team
J.C. Leyendecker
August 6, 1932

On this August 1932 cover, J.C. Leyendecker accurately predicted the future, placing the U.S. men’s eight rowing team on the winner’s pedestal a week before the finals. The only bronze they wore that year came from the sun.

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Hurdlers
May 4, 1935

A year in advance of the 1936 Berlin Games, these Olympic hopefuls hurtle and hurdle for a chance to compete on the world stage. It might be their last chance: After 1936, World War II pre-empted the Games until 1948.

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Eleventh Olympiad
J.F. Kernan
August 8, 1936

In J.F. Kernan’s last Post cover, an Olympic sprinter channels the strength and speed of the eagle as he prepares to represent America at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

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Sculling Race
August 15, 1936

This Olympic single sculler had best grit his teeth and grind those delts with a tad more gusto if he hopes to reach the podium.

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