In 1948, the Olympic Games were broadcast on television for the first time. Those BBC broadcasts reached a limited audience. Now, television brings the Games to households around the globe.
Aug. 16, 2008 Usain Bolt, of Jamaica, celebrates his victory at the men's 100-meter event at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Bolt set a world record in winning the race. Victor Fraile/BPI via Bloomberg News Buy Photo