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Saturday Morning Pictures

The 2016 Olympic Games are go, so we’re looking back at some Olympic stars of the past.

1. The victorious English 400m women's relay swimming team – Belle Moore, Jennie Fletcher, Annie Speirs, Irene Steer – at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Via Wikimedia Commons

1. The victorious English 400m women’s relay swimming team – Belle Moore, Jennie Fletcher, Annie Speirs, Irene Steer – at the Stockholm Olympic Games in 1912. Via Wikimedia Commons

2. Canadian high jumper Ethel Catherwood in training for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Via Wikimedia Commons

2. Canadian high jumper Ethel Catherwood in training for the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Via Wikimedia Commons

3. Polish discus thrower Halina Konopacka at 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Via Wikimedia Commons

3. Polish discus thrower Halina Konopacka at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam. Via Wikimedia Commons

4. Lien Gisolf collects her silver medal in the high jump at the 1928 Games. Via Wikimedia Commons

4. Lien Gisolf collects her silver medal in the high jump at the 1928 Games. Via Wikimedia Commons

5. American athlete Lillian Copeland training for the 1932 Games. Via Wikimedia Commons

5. American athlete Lillian Copeland training for the 1932 Games. Via Wikimedia Commons

6. Members of the British Women’s Olympic swimming team on the day before the official opening of the Olympic Games in 1948 Via Wikimedia Commons

6. Members of the British Women’s Olympic swimming team on the day before the official opening of the Olympic Games in 1948 Via Wikimedia Commons

7. The Dutch 4x100m Olympic champions – Xenia Stad-de Jong, Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs and Fanny Blankers-Koen – at the 1948 Games in London. The Dutch National Archives, via Wikimedia Commons

7. The Dutch 4x100m Olympic champions – Xenia Stad-de Jong, Nettie Witziers-Timmer, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs and Fanny Blankers-Koen – at the 1948 Games in London. The Dutch National Archives, via Wikimedia Commons

8. Yukari Takemoto and Novella Calligaris, at the 1968 Olympics in Tokyo. Via Wikimedia Commons

8. Yukari Takemoto and Novella Calligaris, at the 1968 Olympics in Tokyo. Via Wikimedia Commons

9. The Women's 80m hurdles final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. From left, Carole Quinton, Mary Rand, Gisela Birkemeyer, Irina Press, Galina Bystrova and Rimma Koshelyova. Via Wikimedia Commons

9. The Women’s 80m hurdles final at the 1960 Rome Olympics. From left, Carole Quinton, Mary Rand, Gisela Birkemeyer, Irina Press, Galina Bystrova and Rimma Koshelyova. Via Wikimedia Commons

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