Iconic images from the Olympic Games
Explore images of Olympic history as celebrated in Time Out's book Olympic Games Through a Lens
Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won the marathon at the Rome games in 1960. He became the first black African gold medallist while running the entire race barefoot. By coincidence it was the last time in which apartheid South Africa was allowed to compete. The country returned, post-apartheid at Barcelona in 1992.
Find more memorable images and fascinating stories in Time Out's new book, 'Olympic Games Through a Lens', which is currently available in the Time Out Shop. The book is a photographic survey of the history of the Olympic Games to date, from Athens 1896 to Beijing 2008.