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The Art of Swimming (1587)

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby’s De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English…more

Auto Polo (ca.1911)

Four photographs depicting dramatic scenes from an “auto polo” match, a version of polo played using cars rather than horses. The sport – thought to have been inven…more

The First Tour de France (1903)

The 2013 Tour de France marks the 100th of the event’s history, which began in 1903 (the competition was put on hold during the two world wars). Strangely, this ina…more

Olympic Diving Diagrams (1912)

Diagrams showing the trajectory of the major dives as performed at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Housed at: Internet Archive | From: University of Toronto Underly…more

Remembrance of Teams Past

< p style=”text-align:justify”> With the end of the 2012 Olympics now in sight, we celebrate the world of amateur sport with some photographs of local teams fro…more

Winners in the Fifth Olympiad (1912)

Pictures of the winners of each event of the Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games – as featured in the The Fifth Olympiad: the Official Report of the Olympic Games of Sto…more