Hitler presides over the opening of the 1936 Olympics while U.S. team member Jesse Owens wins events.
Berlin Germany Date:1936, August 1 Duration:3 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
The 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany. People gather in a large number in a stadium to watch the matches. Brief view of the Hindenburg blimp overhead. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and other officials arrive in the stadium via motorcade from the Brandenburg Gate. Participants from different countries march in formation in the stadium during opening ceremony. The Nazi flag is seen as the German national anthem is played. Hitler salutes the participants and opens the games. An aerial view of the stadium. Fritz Schilgen runs holding the Olympic Torch. The Olympic eternal flame is lit by the torch bearer, Schilgen. The matches start. Players participate in various sports like javelin throw, high jump and running. View of American Jesse Owens winning a sprint and he is seen on the medal stand receiving a gold medal and smiling afterwards.
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