Keeping with the theme of photos – The Mirror (
has created a Historypin map which includes images from 1908 to 2008, so that
you can explore the Olympics over the past century, including the London Games
of 1908 and 1948. UK
The collection has over 200 photos from the Mirrorpix archive, capturing moments such as the 10 Mile Walk in the White City Stadium at the 1908 London Games, the Opening Ceremony of the 1984 LA Games where a man in a jet pack whizzed through the air and many photos from the 1948 'austerity' Games.
If you have any photos, videos or memories of past Olympics, the Torch relay or this year's events, add them to the .
Access the Historypin map and images.
Has an ancestor of yours participated in an Olympics? If so, tell us about that person or send a photo for us to share!
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