The North West Star
Sunday, 3 December 2023

Jim Thorpe gets his due - after 110 years

Updated July 16 2022 - 3:06am, first published 3:04am
Jim Thorpe's incredible achievements at the 1912 Olympics have at last been properly recognised.
Jim Thorpe's incredible achievements at the 1912 Olympics have at last been properly recognised.

Jim Thorpe has been reinstated as the sole winner of the 1912 Olympic pentathlon and decathlon in Stockholm -- nearly 110 years after being stripped of those golds for violations of strict amateurism rules of the time.

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