Hitler used the Olympics as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate the prowess of the Third Reich and these Olympics were the first ever to be televised, with radio broadcasts reaching 41 different countries around the world. Hitler’s Nazi regime built a brand new, state-of-the-art 100,000-seat track and field stadium, six gymnasiums, and many other smaller arenas.
Header: A German technician checks the Television canon put in the Olympic Stadium at 01 August 1936 – a huge electronic camera built by Telefunken which broadcast live for the first time, 8 hours each day, the Berlin Olympics Games show. (Photo credit CORR/AFP/Getty Images)
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