Here's this morning's challenge question: The Berlin Olympics opened on this date in 1936 - with Hitler presiding over the opening ceremonies. This particular games saw some significant firsts - basketball and handball made their debut as Olympic sports, and the games had the largest number of participating nations to that point. But there were two other things that happened for the first time at these games - and they had nothing to do with a sport or the athletes themselves. Can you name one?
The OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY was introduced for the first time in 1936, and THE GAMES WERE THE FIRST EVER TELEVISED, thanks to an incredibly complicated and (for the time) hi-tech closed-circuit TV system set up by the Nazis.
Was thrilled to have Michael call in and win the $30 gift card to the Steamship Authority this morning - Michael plays along regularly on facebook, so it was nice to put the voice with the name!