Archivists at the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick have uncovered and digitized programs, letters, and images from the 1936 Barcelona People’s Olympiad, an event set up in opposition to the Summer Olympics held that year in Berlin during the period of Nazi rule.
The People’s Olympiad was due to take place between July 22 and 26, 1936—76 years and one day before this summer’s London Olympics Games begin. Alongside more traditional events such as swimming and boxing, the programs also list chess and folk dancing.
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