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Send off of Olympic Athletes, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Send off of Olympic Athletes, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service


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Send off of Olympic Athletes, 1912. Creator: Bain News Service

Send off of Olympic Athletes, 1912. 5th Olympic Games, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1912

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Athlete Athletes Athletics Olympian Olympic Olympic Games Olympics Shorts Sportsman Sportsmen Team Track And Field Vest Bain George Graham Bain News Service George Graham Bain George Grantham Bain Press Photography


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Send Off - Olympic Athletes Embark on a Journey to Glory

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As the world's top athletes prepare for the ultimate test of human endurance, they are sent off with pomp and circumstance in this striking black-and-white photograph. Taken by renowned photographer George Grantham Bain, circa 1912, this image captures the moment when competitors from around the globe depart Stockholm, Sweden - host city to that year's Olympic Games. Dressed in their finest attire, these Olympians stand proudly as they bid farewell to friends and family before embarking on a journey of self-discovery and athletic excellence. Note the distinctive track-and-field uniforms, with shorts and vests providing a stylish yet functional ensemble for the athletes' grueling competitions ahead. This photograph not only commemorates the 5th Olympic Games but also serves as a testament to human perseverance, teamwork, and national pride. As these remarkable individuals set out to conquer their respective events, they embody the spirit of fair play, sportsmanship, and camaraderie that defines the world's greatest sporting spectacle - an event that transcends borders and unites nations in shared celebration. In this iconic image from Bain News Service, we are reminded of a bygone era when athletes were celebrated for their achievements on and off the field. This photograph is not only a nostalgic treasure but also a powerful symbol of what it means to be part of something greater than oneself - an Olympic dream that continues to inspire generations to come.

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