Best 1936 Olympic News You’ll Find

You may have previously heard of @RealTimeWWII, a Twitter account that’s dolling out facts about World War 2 day by day, chronologically. They say its “livetweeting”. I’m not 100 per cent sure that’s accurate, but hey, I’m no social media expert or nothing.

In a similar vein, the people who do that account have put together @Berlin_1936, a feed “livetweeting” the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It is also great. You should really jump on board now.

What kind of details are they tweeting? Minutiae from the matches, personal recollections from this day in 1936 — a lot of interesting details from maybe the most interesting Olympics. For example, a little gem like this was tweeted a couple of days ago:

Hitler: “Jungle races have stronger physiques than civilised whites. Negroes are unfair competition. We’ll exclude them from future Games.”

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.

2 thoughts on “Best 1936 Olympic News You’ll Find”

  1. My great-great-uncle, for several years the featherweight wresting champion of Canada, competed in the 1936 Olympics, finishing fourth in his weight class. He had a long career with the Regina Fire Service.

    Vern Pettigrew was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, and Pettigrew Avenue in the industrial area is named in his honour.

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