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No Smoke Without Fire

Duration: 05:47

No Smoke Without Fire, written and sung by Boo Hewerdine, is inspired by the invention of the torch relay in 1936.

Chief German organiser Carl Diem created the symbol of unity between generation and nations with his flame kindled from the fire of ancient Olympia. However, hear how propaganda and patriotism lurk in the shadows of the flaming torch.

Available since: Mon 9 Jul 2012

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The Ballads of the Games Berlin

2/6 The high jumper dropped from Germany's 1936 Olympic team for being Jewish tells her story.

First broadcast: 09 Jul 2012

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