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Iconic Olympic photos


It's 100 days until London 2012 finally kicks off (18 April) and we're very excited here at Stylist HQ. To enter into the mood fully, we've put together some show-stopping photos from Olympic ceremonies through history. From Berlin to Rome, and from the last time London hosted the most famous sporting event in 1948 to Mexico city in the 1960s, there's a bit of everything here. Scroll down for a dash of Olympics glamour...

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Feminina cover, 1912.

The cover of Femina magazine from 15 August, 1912. It shows the Olympic tennis champion, Ms Broquedis, mid-shot in her tennis whites.

London Olympic Games Poster, 1948.

The official 1948 Olympic Games poster, when the Games were last hosted in London.

Sebastian Coe, 1980.

Former athlete and now head of the London 2012 committee, Sebastian Coe, and the German runner, Jergan Straub, at the end of the 1500m semi final at the Moscow Olympic games in 1980.

Prince Rainier and Princess Grace, 1960.

Prince Rainier and Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) of Monaco watch on at the Olympics in Rome in 1960, complete with sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.

Jesse Owens, 1936.

The Olympic runner Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Danish Gymnasts, 1908.

This photo shows a group of Danish gymnasts at the 1908 Olympics in London.

Muhammad Ali, 1960.

Muhammad Ali poses with the other members of the US boxing team, after taking the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.

Cathie Gibson, 1948.

The Olympic swimmer Cathie Gibson training for the Olympic games in London in 1948.

Tommie Smith and John Carlos, 1968.

At the opening ceremony to the Olympic games in Mexico City in 1968, US teammates Tommie Smith and John Carlos give the famous black power salute as a statement of civil rights.

Relay Team, 1964.

The women from the Olympic relay team wait to attend a luncheon with the Queen in 1964.



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