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Athletics at the 1st Olympiad in 1896

The Games are about to begin and we’ve launched our Olympic Memory Collection to collect the amazing photos, videos and stories from previous Olympiads and from this year’s extravaganza in London.

Browse the map to explore photos from every Olympics since the first in one way back in 1896. Some highlights include the 10 Mile Walk in 1908 (don’t forget your top hat if you’re an official), Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games and Usain Bolt winning gold at the 2008 Olympics.

Over the decades there have been some very amusing outfits (from athletes and fans!) and some unusual events. Have a flick through our Weird and Wonderful Collection to see some of our faves.

Been watching the Olympic flame travel around the UK? Take a Tour and follow the 1948 Torch Relay which only visited a dozen places in before the Austerity Games.

Slide through our timeline for a potted history of the Olympic Games featuring some little known facts and fun photos.

Are you a teacher or youth worker looking for activities? Download our free activities pack which includes a game, lesson plans and tipsheets for gathering photos.

Have you got photos and memories of previous Olympics? A snap of the Torch passing through your area? Add them to our Collection.

And if you’re lucky enough to be going to this years sporting extravaganza, don’t forget to add your images, videos and stories!