Olympic Lessons

From the Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail – Saturday 15 August 1936.

OLYMPIC LESSONS. The Olympic Games have taught the world several lessons. One lesson is that the limits of athletic achievement are ever expanding. Several world records have been broken in Berlin. Another lesson is that it possible, even in times of great international tension, for men of many nations to meet and compete in something near the spirit of nobility and chivalry which Baron Pierre de Cougertin postulated for the modem Olympic Games. A third lesson is that what Nazi theorists call the Aryan races have no claim to a natural supremacy in sport. Great Britain, it is to be hoped has also learnt her own particular lesson at the eleventh Olympiad—“ Morning Post.”

Karon McBride

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