Saturday, November 29, 2008

1956 : Match in the sea of Bogliasco

Water Polo game in Bogliasco, Liguria Italy in 1956.
Source:
http://photoliguria.regione.liguria.it/, Photo of Aldo Cremonesi

1956 : Match in the sea of Bogliasco

Water Polo game in Bogliasco, Liguria Italy in 1956.
Source:
http://photoliguria.regione.liguria.it/, Photo of Aldo Cremonesi

1935: Match in the port of Molosiglio, Napoli

Mach of Rari Nantes Napoli for the 1935 Italian Championship in the small port of Molosiglio, Napoli.
Source:
http://www.archiviofotograficoparisio.it/

1986: The National team of Poland

The National team of Poland that took part at the International tournament of Warsaw in 1986.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

1978: The National team of Poland

The National team of Poland that took part at the International tournament of Warsaw in 1978. Standing first from left is the coach of the team Lukasz Jarochowski.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

1958: The National team of Poland

The National team of Poland during the 1958 International tournament of Belgium. Standing L-R:Macha, Lutomski, Gadzikiewicz, Zelman, Kedzia. Kneeling L-R: Jaworski, Minartowisc, Pojda.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

1954: The team of CWKS Legia, Warsaw

The team of Legia, Warsaw (CWKS Warszawa - Central Military Sports Club Warsaw), Champion of Poland in 1954. From L-R: Zguda, Zelman, Manartowicz, Jera, Glinka, Czuperski, Zimmy.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

1939: The team of ASZ, Warsaw

The team of Akademicki Związek Sportowy (AZS) Warsaw, Poland in 1939. From L-R: K.Bochenski, J.Iwanow-Szajnovicz, T.Makowski, L.Rouppert, J.Jastrrebski, K.Karpinski and H.Gumkowski.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

1914: The pioneers of Pogoń Lvov, Poland

The pioneers Water Polo team of Pogoń Lvov, Poland in 1914. (Lvov is actually a city of Ukraine, belonging to Poland up to Second World War).
Source: courtesy of Mr. Lukasz JAROCHOWSKI

Friday, November 28, 2008

1954: The Coach of Illinois A.C. in tension

The coach of Illinois Athletic Club in tension, during the game against New York Athletic Club for the 1954 US Championship.
Source:
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google, Photo: Francis Miller

1954: Underwater pictures by LIFE

Underwater actions during a game between New York Athletic Club and Illinois Athelitic Club in 1954.
Source:
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google, Photo: Francis Miller

1954: The team of Illinois Athletic Club

The team of Illinois Athletic Club that took part in the 1954 US Championship.
Source:
LIFE photo archive hosted by Google, Photo: Francis Miller

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

1965: The team of Hungary winner of Trofeo Italia

Officials and players of Hungary winner of the 1965 “Trofeo Italia” held in Budapest.
Source: “Aranyak Eloben” by Gabor Karle and Sandor Varga

1965: The team of Hungary winner of Trofeo Italia

The National team of Hungary that won the 1965 “Trofeo Italia” held in Budapest.
Source:
“Aranyak Eloben” by Gabor Karle and Sandor Varga

1954: Hungary vs USSR in Budapest

The National teams of Hungary and USSR meet in Budapest for a friendly game in 1954. The captain of the Hunagarian team Gyorgy Karpati shakes hands with the Soviet captain.
Source:
documentary of French television
video

1965: The National team of Hungary

The National team of Hungary at the presentation prior to a game against USSR held in Budapest in 1965. First from right is Peter Rusoran.
Source:
“Aranyak Eloben” by Gabor Karle and Sandor Varga

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

1948: The courageous Oszkar Csuvik

Oszkar Csuvik (Oscar Charles) played for Magyar Atlétikai Club(MAC , Budapesti Vasas and , Magyar Testgyakorlók Köre(MTK) and was member of the Hungarian team winner of silver medal in London 1948 Olympic Games. Following the London Games he decided not to go back to Hungary. He lived for two years in England playing for London Kingsbury Club and then migrated to Australia, where he played for Sidney University New South Wales. At first he used the name Oscar Fleming, in case Hungarian authorities tried to trace him, and then started using the name Oscar Charles, which he officially adopted in 1964.
He was the coach for Australia's Water Polo team at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. He then continued coaching in Sydney and the skills he taught remain central to the game in Australia.
Source: http://elcuervowaterpolo.blogspot.com/ and http://www.smh.com.au/

Monday, November 24, 2008

1962: Three Hungarian legends

The legendary Hungarians Kalman Markovits, Tivadar Kanizsa and György Karpati all winner (among other), of Leipzig 1962 European Championships.
Source: “Aranyak Eloben” by Gabor Karle and Sandor Varga

1964: The National team of Hungary

The National team of Hungary gold winner in Tokyo, 1964 Olympic Games: Miklos Ambrus, Andras Bodnar, Otto Boros, Zoltan Domotor, Laszlo Felkai, Dezsö Gyarmati, Tivadar Kanizsa, György Karpati, Janos Konrad, Mihaly Mayer, Denes Pocsik and Peter Rusoran.
Source: “Aranyak Eloben” by Gabor Karle and Sandor Varga

1935: The National team of Spain vs Sweden

Presentation of the game between Spain and Sweden held at the municipal pool of Montjuïc the August 3rd 1935. Spain for the first time won against Sweden with 2-1. From L-R: Jaume Cruells, Ricardo Brull, Joan Gamper, Ramon Borrás, Salvador Parés, Rafael Jiménez and Ángel Sabata. All players of Spain were at the same time players of Club Natacion Barcelona.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1929: Inauguration of the Montjuic pool

Another view of the inauguration of the outdoor municipal pool of Montjuïc, Barcelona the 23rd September 1929.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

1929: Inauguration of the Montjuic pool

Inauguration of the outdoor municipal pool of Montjuïc, Barcelona with the game of Spain against Hungary, the 23rd September 1929.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Juan Antion Sierra

1927: The team of Club Natación Barcelona.

The team of Club Natacion Barcelona that won with 4-3 against “Royal Brussels SC” the 23rd of July, 1927. The same team represented Spain in the 1927 European Championship in Bologna. Standing L-R: Manuel Basté, Jaume Cruells, Josep Maria Puig and Gonzalo Jiménez. Kneeling L-R: Julián Pérez, Ricardo Brull y Mariano Trigo.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Juan Antonio Sierra

Thursday, November 20, 2008

1976: The team of Rari Nantes Sori

The team of “Rari Nantes Sori ” in 1976. The team: Castagnola 1°, Massa, Gandolfi, Castagnola 2°, Tiro, Basevi, Lino Repetto (coach ), Florio, Piaggio, Tedeschi, Rapazzo, Marinelli.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Renato Gandolfi, Photo of Carlo Massa

1972: The team of Sportiva Nervi

The team of “Sportiva Nervi” in 1972. The team and officials: Poggi (official) Galassi (Vice President) Cevasco, Gandolfi, Borgna (President), Amprimo, Baracchini, Imre Szikora (coach), Tedeschi, Pasini, Crovetto, Gagliardi.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Renato Gandolfi, Photo of Gianfranco Tedeschi.

1970: The team of Sportiva Nervi

The team of “Sportiva Nervi” in 1970: Garau, Gagliardi, Boccardo, Ferrando, Amprimo, Gandolfi,Szikora (coach.),Crovetto, Soresina, Spinola, Parodi, Castagnola, Zappamiglio, Pasini, Galassi.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Renato Gandolfi,

1969: The team of Sportiva Nervi

The team of “Sportiva Nervi” vice-champion of Italy in 1969. The players: Barlocco 2°, Barlocco 1°, Gagliardi, Renato Gandolfi, Castagnola, Fanti, Spinola, Ferrando.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Renato Gandolfi

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Art: a Young Water Polo player

Contemporary art by Shaun Ferguson, England, presenting a young Water Polo player. Source: http://www.fairfaxgallery.com/

Monday, November 17, 2008

1922: The pioneers of "R.S.Canottieri Arno"

The team of "Reale Società Canottieri Arno" first in the regional Championship of La Spezia, Italy in 1923. The players: Moscardini, Manara, Tornabuoni, Ciabatti, Chiellini, Giovannini(Pioneer coach and journalist of Gazzetta dello Sport) Bianchi, Tornabuoni, Niccolai.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Andréa Abis

1954: Match in the river Arno, Pisa

Game between the teams of Canottieri Arno and Cus Trieste, for the Italian Students Championship held in the river Arno, Pisa in 1954.
Source:
courtesy of Mr. Andréa Abis

Sunday, November 16, 2008

1958, Budapest: Water Polo at the Hajós pool

Action during the 1958 European Championships held at the Alfréd Hajós Pool in Margaret Island (Margitsziget), Budapest. The pool, designed by the legendary Hungarian swimmer and architect Alfred Hajós, was built in 1930.
Source:
documentary of French television

video

Saturday, November 15, 2008

1912: Women’s Water Polo camp in Peterborough

Action during a Women Water Polo game held at Dr. Sargent’s camp for girls in Peterborough, New Hampshire in 1912.
Source:
private collection

1912: Women’s Water Polo camp in Peterborough

In full view of Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire, USA, Dr. Dudley A. Sargent, Professor of Physical Training at Harvard, organized the first camp for girls in 1912, including Water polo;Dr. Sargent starts a camp to make girls healthy.” (Extract of New York Times of Sunday 22nd September 1912).
Dr. Dudley Allen Sargent was born in 1849, and died in 1924. He was a pioneer in physical education at Harvard University. At a time when the concept that physical education is beneficial to health and well being was being introduced, Sargent added scientific research to fitness instruction.
Source: http://query.nytimes.com/,

Friday, November 14, 2008

1936, Berlin: Daily program of August 14th

Cover of the daily program of Water Polo competition in Berlin 1936 Olympic Games.
Source:
private collection

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

1943: E. Hormaecha, “el Mejor de River”

Cover of the Argentinean magazine “El Grafico” of 22 January 1943 presenting Enrique Hormaecha, best player of River Plate, Buenos Aires, winner of the B’ Division Championship in Argentina 1942.
Source:
magazine “El Grafico” January 1943

Sunday, November 9, 2008

1927: The team of Pontefract

The Water Polo team of Pontefract, West Yorkshire – England in 1927.
Source:
http://www.pontefractus.co.uk/, Photograph submitted by Norman Blackburn

1932: The team of Pontefract, West Yorkshire

The Water Polo team of Pontefract, West Yorkshire – England in 1932. Back Row: F. Wilcock, L. Taylor, E. Brown, Norman Atkinson, I. Blakey. Front Row: J. Watson, S. Ackroyd, George Darbyshire.
Source: http://www.pontefractus.co.uk/, Photograph submitted by Norman Blackburn

1920, Antwerp: The golden team of England

The team of England winner of their 3rd consecutive gold medal in Antwerp, 1920 Olympic Games. The team: Charles Sydney Smith, Paul Radmilovic, Charles Bugbee, Noel Purcell, Christopher Jones, William Peacock, William Henry Dean.Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/, Photo: Press Association archive

1889: The team of Edinburgh University

The Water Polo team of Edinburgh University, Scotland in 1889. The players: W.E. Fothergill, S.B. Figgis, J.A. Chalmers, D.M.Hutton, F.R. Malley, C,W. Donald, W. Stothant, H.Latham.
Source: http://alumni.eusu.ed.ac.uk/

1890’s: The team of Edinburgh University

The Water Polo team of Edinburgh University, Scotland in the 1890’s.
Source:
http://alumni.eusu.ed.ac.uk/

1956: The team of Edinburgh University, Scotland

The team of Edinburgh University, Scottish Universities Champions in 1956. Back L-R: K Cameron, V P Macari, J K Hutchison, G D Hart. Front L-R: E B Lynch (Hon Secretary), I W Percy-Robb (Captain of Scotland and Great Britain), K H C Mekie (Hon. Treasurer).
Source: http://alumni.eusu.ed.ac.uk/

Saturday, November 8, 2008

1986: The National team of Belgium

The National team of Belgium that took part at the 8 Nations Tournament in Tel Aviv in 1986. Back row: Dooms (referee), Latour, Van Ginneken, Verhoeven, Kubat, Van Peterghem, Wittebbon, Manni Loosen (Head Coach). Front row: Delmeiren, Gemeiner, Goethals, Vandepuute, Andries, Desmit, D’ Hondt.
Source: courtesy of Mr. Manni Loosen

1985, Sofia: The National team of Belgium

The National team of Belgium that took part in Sofia, 1985 European Championships. Back row: Manni Loosen (Head Coach), Bishop (Physio), Vandeputte, Gemeiner, O.Kubat, H. Delmeiren, E.Van Peteghem, D. Delmeiren, Andries. Front row: Fraipont (official), R.Van Petergem, E.Kubat, Severijns, Latour, Witteboon, Desmit,Schmitz (doctor).
Source: courtesy of Mr. Manni Loosen

1922: Water Polo match in Bermuda islands

The crew of Royal Navy Cruiser “HMS Curlew” playing Water Polo in Bermuda islands at North Atlantic Ocean, during Christmas 1922.
Source:
www.naval-history.net/

1920’s: The pioneers of Club Neptuno, Montevideo

The pioneers of “Club Neptuno”, Montevideo, Uruguay in 1920’s. The players: H.Shaw, A. Panigatti, C.Panigatti, J.Santangelo, J.Stanham, H.Perez, K.Van Donselar. Coach of the team Amador Franco (An Italian who arrive in Montevideo in 1908 and contributed to the propomotion of swimming and Water Polo in Uruguay).
Source: magazine “El grafico 1944”

1944: Water Polo match in Montevideo

Water Polo match at the facilities of “Club Neptuno”, Montevideo, Uruguay in 1944.
Source:
magazine “El grafico 1944”

Friday, November 7, 2008

1940: The Juniors of Ateneo de la Juventud

The Juniors team of “Ateneo de la Juventud”, Buenos Aires Champions of Argentina in 1940. The team: Guillermo Ceppi, Ernesto Laianne, Alesio Raflo, Eduardo Malleza, Ernesto Rodriguez, Jorge Furtado, Horacio Martinez, Miguel Raus.
Source: magazine “El grafico 1940”

1940: Water Polo techniques

Various Water Polo techniques presented within the August 1940 issue of “El grafico”, Argentina.
Source:
magazine “El grafico 1940”

1936: The Champions of “Gimnasia y Esgrima”

The team of “Gimnasia y Esgrima” of Buenos Aires, Champion of Argentina in 1936.
Source:
magazine “El grafico 1936”

1936: The team of “Huracan” - Rosario

The team of “Huracan” - Rosario winner of the 2nd division 1936 Championship of Argentina.
Source:
magazine “El grafico 1936”

1936: The team of “Club Italiano”

The team of “Club Italiano” of Buenos Aires in 1936. From L-R: R.Montefinalle, G.Cartasso, M.Ruella, A.Cattaneo, T.Boccassi, R.Guelfi, P.Pandiani.
Source: magazine “El grafico 1936”

1936: The team of “River Plate”

The team of “River Plate” of Buenos Aires in 1936. From L-R: J. Abal. A.Sosa, E.Comolli, H.Barroso, H.Grethe, J.Rocha, L.Montero.
Source: magazine “El grafico 1936”