The 1936 Games was dominated by propoganda, as Hitler grasped the opportunity to promote the Nazi line of Aryan racial superiority. Thankfully, the black athlete Jesse Owens won four gold medals, and made Hitler look pretty stupid.
Poster of the Olympic torch created in honour of its passing through Vienna on its way to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. \ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images
Official Poster of the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, 'XVth Olympic Games, Helsinki Finland, - artwork by Finnish artist Ilmari Sysimetsä showing the legendary Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi