LA Olympics of 1932: Hollywood Blockbuster for US Matmen
76 Years Ago ...
As the much-anticipated 2008 Olympics get underway in Beijing, China, let's look back at the Summer Games of 76 years ago -- the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. It was an Olympics of firsts ? first to feature the familiar three-step victory podium, first to use electronic timing and photo-finish technology, and first to house athletes at an Olympic Village. For the U.S. wrestling team, the '32 Summer Games were a Hollywood blockbuster with a happy ending, according to RevWrestling.com's Mark Palmer in his latest Rev Rewind.
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