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The 1920s: radio invented live broadcasting

IOC1935-01-01

The Olympic Museum

The Olympic Museum

This beautiful Art Deco-style piece is a radio, and families (here, in the USA in around 1935) came together around the device as if it were a log fire. In 1924, the Paris Olympic Games were broadcast on the radio! Radio Paris, born one year beforehand, invented live sports commentary with journalist Edmond Dehorter, and every evening the BBC summarised that day’s events. From the 1930s to the 1960s, radio was the number one media channel for the Games, before making way for television...

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  • Title: The 1920s: radio invented live broadcasting
  • Creator: IOC
  • Date Created: 1935-01-01
  • Location: USA

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