Courtesy of Library of Congress, The Coolidge examiner. [volume] (Coolidge, Ariz.), 05 Aug. 1932.
Part of the modern Olympic games is a parade of nations. In these parades, athletes from every participating nation march behind their national flags in celebration of the Games. This article from The Coolidge Examiner in 1932 describes the opening ceremony of the Olympics held in Los Angeles, California.
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- This article describes a ceremony to open the Olympic Games. What elements of the ceremony unite individual teams? What elements of the ceremony show a shared unity to the Games?
- If you are familiar with the Olympic Games, what elements of the ceremony described in this article are still part of the Olympic Games today? Cite evidence from the text. If you’ve never seen the opening of an Olympics, follow this link to see a brief history of opening ceremonies.
The Coolidge examiner. [volume] (Coolidge, Ariz.), 05 Aug. 1932. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.