Looking forward to attending this event.
"Even more remarkably, because someone had stolen his shoes just before he was due to compete, he found some discarded ones in a rubbish bin and won his medals wearing them. He is shown in the 1912 photo wearing two different shoes and extra socks because one shoe was too big."
Below: Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics where he won 2 gold medals
More details about the weekend here.