1932
Los Angeles
United States

The 1932 Olympics took place during the Great Depression and fewer countries and athletes took part than in the previous Games. However, the standard and achievement of participants was high, with Mildred Ella 'Babe' Didrikson setting new world records for 80m hurdles and javelin. Despite the economic depression, a grand stadium was built attracting huge crowds of spectators.

The National Archives holds a selection of records related to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

2 records available

  • Application to represent Nigeria in the 1932 Olympics and request for financial assistance.
    CO 583/184/5
    Application to represent Nigeria in the 1932 Olympics and request for financial assistance - CO 583/184/5Preview
  • Metropolitan Police participation in 1932 Games, consideration of application.
    MEPO 2/3760/297
    Metropolitan Police participation in 1932 Games, consideration of application - MEPO 2/3760/297Preview

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