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Last Updated: Thursday, 7 August, 2003, 15:10 GMT 16:10 UK
Los Angeles 1932
Los Angeles-1932
Automatic timing was introduced for the 100m
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Men stayed in Olympic Village - women stayed in a hotel
The world was suffering a crippling depression, but the IOC supplemented the economic costs for athletes by providing help with transport and food.

But Olympic legend Paavo Nurmi was banned from participating in any more Olympiads by the IOC.

The Finn had claimed travel expenses to fund his journey to a German meet and the IOC prevented him from adding more Olympic medals to his impressive tally.

Nurmi gained revenge by carrying the Olympic flame in Helsinki in 1952.

Significant changes were made in technology during the 1932 Games, with the use for the first time of a photo finish camera and automatic timing for track events.

The Olympiad also saw the introduction of a three-level podium for the medal winners.





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