Olympiad: 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games

Participation dropped to its lowest level in 28 years because of the Great Depression, but several new concepts made their debut: an Olympic Village (for male athletes), Victory Podium and a shortened period of competition.
Frank Wykoff won gold medals in the 4x100-meter relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, the first athlete to accomplish that feat.
"Queen" Helene Madison was one of the first American female swimming stars, winning two individual gold medals and the 4x100-meter freestyle relay gold at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games.