Saturday, February 9, 2008

1920, Antwerp: Norman "Moose" Ross, the Leader

Norman "Moose" Ross, player of the US Water Polo team at Antwerp 1920 Olympics, was considered as the star of the Games, winner of three gold medals in swimming. Being also a WWI veteran and war hero, he was the chosen leader of the successful post Game strike against the Princess Matoika, a ship that was "dirty, vermin-ridden, especially with rats, with poor service, poor quarters, and insufficient sanitary arrangements and incompetent crew."
Source:, The history of USA Water Polo in the Olympic Games

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