As India was a British colony, its athletes had to march behind Great Britain's flag at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. But in the dressing room before their final match against Germany, India's hockey team saluted the tricolor flag of the Indian National Congress. The team went on to win 8-1, with Dhyan Chand scoring six goals playing barefoot, to claim the gold medal.
Two of Jesse Owens' gold medals from the Berlin 1936 Olympic Games will be auctioned in August.
When Liechtenstein made its Olympic debut at Berlin in 1936 they discovered that the country's flag of two equal horizontal bands of blue on the top and red was identical to that of Haiti. It led to a crown being added to the top left hand corner of Liechtenstein's flag the following year to differentiate it. But it was not until 1976 that it got hoisted at an Olympic medal ceremony when Hanni Wenzel won a bronze in the giant slalom at the Winter Games in Innsbruck.
Eighty years ago, spectators in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium might have caught sight of a rather peculiar and cumbersome piece of machinery. What they were seeing was one of the world’s first television cameras.
Even 80 years on, the Berlin Games of 1936 remain the most controversial and most talked about in the history of the modern Olympic movement.
Sándor Tarics, the world's oldest Olympic champion, who won a water polo gold medal at Berlin 1936, has died in San Francisco aged 102.
A rare 22 karat gold medal from the Paris 1900 Olympic Games - which was won in automobile racing - is currently featuring in an auction of memorabilia by SCP Auctions.
Discus thrower Guo Jie, who was the world’s oldest surviving Olympian, has died at the age of 103, it has been announced.