Monday, March 30, 2009

1962: Program of Leipzig, European Champs

Cover of the official program, of Leipzig, 1962 European Championships.
Source:
personal collection

1930’s: The team of Fort Amador

The Water Polo team of Fort Amador, Panama, winners of the Pacific side canal zone Championship. Fort Amador was a former US Army base protecting the Pacific (southern) end of the Panama Canal at the Panama Bay. Ft. Amador was the primary on-land site, lying below the Bridges of the Americas.
Source: personal collection

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

1946: The team of “Gimnasia y Esgrima”

The team of “Gimnasia y Esgrima”, Buenos Aires in 1946. From L-R: Sebastian Avalos Noguera, Jose Iglesias, Jose Farulla, Roberto Ramicone, Hector Caputo, Rogelio Leyendo, Francisco Trimboli, Enrique Fraga, Manuel M.Pegasano, Luis Diez.
Source: magazine “El Grafico” February 1946

Sunday, March 15, 2009

1960: The team of UCLA

The team of University of California, Los Angeles in 1960. Top row:Buzz” Galuskin, Rob Masten, “Lucky” Cole, Dick Douglas, Ross Robeson, Jack Fullerton (assistant coach), Jerry Astourian (Head Coach). Bottom row: Leo Deege, Brian Forst, Kim Casteel, Larry Gratt, Bert Fickerson, Mark Siegel.
Source: Photo courtesy of UCLA Water Polo". This picture is for viewing purposes only. No reproduction or distribution rights are granted.

1958: Action during a UCLA’s game

Action during a game of University of California, Los Angeles in 1958.
Source: Photo courtesy of UCLA Water Polo". This picture is for viewing purposes only. No reproduction or distribution rights are granted.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

1958: The team of UCLA

The team of University of California, Los Angeles in 1958. First row: Fred Simpson, Jim Robeson, Gary Knox, Earl Goldberg, Jim Krueger. Back row: Jerry Astourian (coach), Jack Gratty (assistant coach), Jack Fullerton, Roland Lindstrom, Kim Casteel, Lloyd Jacobsen (Mngr), Bill Tostenson.
Source: Photo courtesy of UCLA Water Polo". This picture is for viewing purposes only. No reproduction or distribution rights are granted.

1957: The team of UCLA

The team of University of California, Los Angeles in 1957. Top row: Len Jacobson, Dale Larson, Gary Knox, John Welker, Dick Henry, Head Coach Don Park. Bottom row: Jim Krueger, Ross Roberson, Dave Tostenson, Stan Fox, Sean Holland, Gary Phillips. Jim Kaac.
Source: Photo courtesy of UCLA Water Polo". This picture is for viewing purposes only. No reproduction or distribution rights are granted.

1956: The team of UCLA

The team of University of California, Los Angeles in 1956. Top row: Coach Magnus Syverson, Thayer, Swiertz, Rosenthal, Bernstein, Welker, Raffeto, Kaae, Doner, Flood. Bottom row: Swart, Theurer, Fox, Hirsch, Barry Mostovoy, Dave Drum, Doug Moor (Mngr), Howard.
Source: Photo courtesy of UCLA Water Polo". This picture is for viewing purposes only. No reproduction or distribution rights are granted.

Friday, March 13, 2009

1920: Water Polo medal, Belgium

Medal issued by the "Cercle Royal de Natation de Brussels", Belgium in1920.
Source:
private collection

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1972, Munich: First day of issue

First Day Cover issued in Budapest, Hungary on the occasion of Munich 1972 Olympic Games.
Source: private collection

1931: Water Polo medal

Water Polo medal issued in Belgium in 1931. The medal is signed by the artist Simon Goossens, a Belgian sculptor, who won a silver medal in the art competitions of the Antwerp 1920 Olympic Games for his "Les Patineurs" ("Skaters").
Source: private collection

Friday, March 6, 2009

1912, Stockholm: The golden Great Britain

The team of Great Britain, gold winners in Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The team: Charles Sydney Smith (goal), George Thomson Cornet and, Charles Bugbee (backs), Arthur Edwin Hill (centre half-back), George Wilkinson, Paul Radmilovic and Isaac Bentham (forwards). Standing at the left is Walter Brickett, coach of the team.
Source: Den Femte Olympiaden, i Bild och Ord

1912, Stockholm: The silver team of Sweden

The team of Sweden silver medallist in Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The team: Thorsten Kumfeldt (goal), Harald Julin and Max Gumpel (backs), Pontus Hanson (centre half-back), Wilhelm Andersson, Robert Andersson and Eric Bergqvist (forwards).Source: Den Femte Olympiaden, i Bild och Ord

1912, Stockholm: The Swimming Stadium in Djurgårdsbrunnsviken

General view of the Swimming Stadium and the spectator’s tribune in Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games. The Stadium, venue of Swimming, Water Polo and Diving competitions, was a temporary construction, fixed on the waters of Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, which offered the greatest advantages, as regards natural facilities for the building of stands along the shores. In addition, the waters offered a protection against currents. To note that none of the open air swimming baths of Stockholm could be used for the purpose, the largest not measuring more than 33,3 metres in length, while the International Rules for Swimming Competitions prescribe a minimum length of 100 metres for swimming races above 500 metres.
Source: Den Femte Olympiaden i Bild och Ord. – Official report Stockholm 1912 Olympic Games

1952, Helsinki: Action during Yugoslavia - U.S.A.

Action during the game of Yugoslavia and U.S.A.(4-2) in Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games. The team of Yugoslavia: Kovacic, Z., Bakašun. V., Štakula, I., Kurtini, I., Vuksanovic, B., Ježic, Z., Radonic, L. The U.S. team: Bisbey, H., Lake, N., Jaworski, E., Dornblaser, N., Burns, M., Hughes, R., Koorsten, W.
Source: Finis magazine Urheilun Kuvaitta, Olympia numero 4, 1952

1952, Helsinki: Action during Italy-Spain

Action during the game of Italy and Spain (2-1) in Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games. Italy: Gambino, R., Polito, V., Rubini, C., Ognio, G., Arena, E., De Sanzuane, R., Mannelli, M. Spain: Ribera, L., Conde, R., Bazan, J., Queralt, R., Castillo, F., Mestres, A., Abellan J.
Source: Finis magazine; Urheilun Kuvaitta, Olympia numero 4, 1952

Thursday, March 5, 2009

1976, Montreal: Ivo Trumbic and the bronze Dutch

The legendary Ivo Trumbic, coach of Netherlands in Montreal 1976 Olympic Games celebrating the bronze medal with his players Buunk, Smits and Boegschoten. The Dutch team: Alex Boegschoten, Toni Buunk, Andy Hoepelman, Evert Kroon, Nico Landeweerd, Hans Smits, Gijze Stroboer, Rik Toonen, Jan Evert Veer, Hans van Zeeland, and Piet de Zwarte.

1968, Mexico: The team of Netherlands

The team ofd Netherlands, 7th in Mexico 1968 Olympic Games. The players: Bart Bongers, Fred van Dorp, Loet Geutjes, André Hermsen, Hans Hoogveld, Evert Kroon, Ad Moolhuijzen, Hans Parrel, Nico van der Voet, Feike de Vries, and Hans Wouda.
Source: http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

1966, Utrecht: The team of Netherlands

The team of Netherlands, 8th in Utrecht 1966 European Championships.
Source:
http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

Monday, March 2, 2009

1964: Van Feggelen training the Dutch team

Ruud van Feggelen training the Dutch team prior to Tokyo 1964 Olympics. The team of Netherlands (8th in Tokyo): Jan Bultman, Fred van Dorp. Henk Hermsen, Ben Kniest, Bram Leenards, Hans Muller, Wim van Spingelen, Nico van der Voet, Harry Vriend, Wim Vriend, Gerrit Wormgoor.
Source: http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

Sunday, March 1, 2009

1960, Rome: The team of Netherlands

The team of Netherlands, 8th in Rome 1960 Olympic Games. Netherlands won against Australia with 5-3, tied with South Africa 3-3 and lost against Yugoslavia (2-1), Hungary (3-1), USA (7-6), Romania (5-4) and Germany (6-5). The team roster: Fred van Dorp, Henk Hermsen, Ben Kniest, Bram Leenards, Hans Muller, Harro Ran, Harry Vriend, Fred van der Zwan.
Source: http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

1953: Action during the “Trofeo Italia”

Action during a match on the occasion of the International tournament “Trofeo Italia” held in Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1953.
Source: http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

1953: Teams presentation at the “Trofeo Italia”

General view of the team’s presentation at the International tournament of “Trofeo Italia” held in Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1953.
Source:
http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/

1952, Helsinki: The team of Netherlands

The team of Netherlands, 5th in Helsinki 1952 Olympic Games: Max van Gelder, Gerrit Bijsma, Nijs Korevaar, Cor Braasem, Frits Smol, Ruud van Feggelen, Joop Cabout.
Source: http://beeldbank.nationaalarchief.nl/