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  1. News - World - AUCTION

    Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic gold fetches record US$1.4m

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:49pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Laguna Niguel Owens' Olympic gold fetches record US$1.4m An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record US$1.4 million ... Imler said the whereabouts of the other three medals is unknown. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Jesse Owens Foundation. Last month, IOC President Thomas Bach said ...

  2. Phelps makes bigger splash but Owens is greatest of all

    Posted Aug 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an individual medley of all.' Young, tongue firmly planted in his cheek, has a point. My favourite is Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the process debunking Hitler's belief of Aryan supremacy. Owens was snubbed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and was never invited to the White House. A few months before he died in 1980, he unsuccessfully tried to convince ...

  3. Calendar

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay, Andrew Jardine

    ... hurdles at the 1928 Games. Lord Burghley was so upset about the distortion that he refused to view the film when it was released. He was then 76 years old. Jesse Owens, the black American sprinter who embarrassed Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by winning four gold medals and confounding the dictator's theories on racial superiority, was born James Cleveland Owens ...

  4. Letters from the dorm

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Jess Yim

    ... Jess Yim, student at Headington School, Oxford The alarm clock goes off and I grab my shower gel and shampoo. I hop into the shower and turn on the tap. I'm on autopilot as warm water pours over me, waking me up. Five minutes into my shower, just as I start rinsing the lather from my hair, I feel a sudden chill. The water is turning from warm to cold. I try to turn the tap ...

  5. Letters from the dorm

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Jess Yim

    ... Jess Yim, Headington School, Oxford An intense noise wakes me from my dreams. With my face still buried in the pillow, I reach out for the clock. It is barely 7am. As I slowly regain consciousness, I realise I've been woken by the fire alarm. This is typical: fire drill on the second day of school; they could have at least waited until next week, I think as I slip on a pair ...

  6. Letters from abroad

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jess Yim

    ... Jess Yim, student at Headington School, Oxford The Young Enterprise competition allows sixth form students to run their own company and gain real-world experience in business. 'No! Don't leave me alone!' 'Sorry Jess, you've got to work it out yourself this time.' Our group aims to publish a cookbook containing the recipes of specialties offered ...

  7. Parting can be an emotional time

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Jess Yim

    ... Jess Yim, student at Headington School, Oxford It's near the end of term. The boarding house is in chaos; cardboard boxes, luggage, unwanted books and paperwork scattered everywhere. Yuni's room looks like it's been hit by a whirlwind so I decide to help with her last-minute packing. We spend the night reminiscing. Throughout the first term I worked late every night ...

  8. Letters from abroad

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jess Yim

    ... One night my friend Cathy and I decided to watch Spider-Man 3. We were both sharing rooms, so we couldn't watch the movie in our rooms. Besides, it was 11pm and we were supposed to be in our rooms. 'Rules are meant to be broken. Let's watch ...

  9. Four medals and a very long jump

    Posted Feb 05th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... to the first mark made in the sand as the jumper lands. The long jump is famous for producing one of the longest-held records of any track and field event. Jesse Owens, the star of the 1936 Berlin ... of the Berlin Games was Jesse Owens, an African-American athlete who is still remembered as one of the stand-out Olympians of modern times. He won his first Berlin gold in the 100m sprint and his second ...

  10. Traditional wisdom

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Suji Owen

    ... Suji Owen More and more of Hong Kong's frequent visitors are opting to buy a pied-?-terre in the city rather than accept the impersonal aura of a hotel room. Tony and Linda Huang are one such couple. They invested in a 1,500 sq ft loft space in SoHo and set about recreating some of the atmosphere of their classically styled San Francisco home. The bright space has been ...




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