Sunday, August 26, 2012
The team of Brighton Swimming Club while advertising a nutritional product in 1912. We read at the bottom: "They bathe in the open sea all year round. They specially posed for the above photograph in appreciation of the stimulating and warming power of OXO".
The goalkeeper of Netherland Evert Kroon in the game of Hungary vs Netherlands 5-3 at Montreal 1976 Olympics. Kroon defended the cage of Netherland in three Olympic Games 1968, 1972 and 1976.
The goalkeeper of Cuba Oscar Periche in the game of Cuba vs Netherlands 5-8 at Mexico 1968 Olympics. Periche defended the cage of Cuba into four Olympic Games 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980.
Water Polo match into a Dutch Canal during the 1st World War 1914-1918 (Behind the Western front) .
(During the war, the Netherlands had remained neutral, something that had been a principle of Dutch foreign politics for some time. The Dutch army was, however, mobilised to defend its own territory. Furthermore, the Netherlands had to deal with the peripheral effects of the war. Large numbers of Belgian refugees had to be taken in, in temporary camps, among other places. Unemployment rose due to the fall in international trade and the sinking (by torpedoes) of many merchant vessels. Food became scarce and rationing was introduced. In 1917 and 1918, despairing housewives plundered food stocks in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The teams of West Germany and Soviet Union lining up for presentation before their game in Utrecht 1966 European Championships (23 August 1966). The West German team, ranked 7th at Utrecht, lost the game 4-2 against the Soviet Union winner of the European title. The Soviet players: Vadim Gulyaev, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Boris Grishin, Iosif Zemsov, Vladimir Shmudsky, Vladimir Semenov, Boris Popov, Valeri Pushkarev, Aleksandr Dolgushin, Leonid Osipov, Igor Grabovsky.
The Italian team that took part in Utrecht 1966 European Championships ending in the 4th place. From L-R: Alberto Alberani, Alessandro Ghibellini, Mino Marsilli, Enzo Barlocco, Alberto Spinola, Franco Lavoratori, Giancarlo Guerrini, Gianni Lonzi, Mario Cevasco, Eugenio Merello, Eraldo Pizzo.
Source: http://www.gahetna.nl, (names retrieved with the assistance of Milena Meneghin)
The National team of Singapore that took part at Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games: David Lim, Thio Gim Hock, Lionel Chee, Eric Yeo, Gan Eng Teck, Wiebe Wolters, Tan Eng Bock, Skip Wolters, Oh Chwee Hock, Lim Teck Pan
Friday, August 24, 2012
The team of Fullerton College, Eastern Conference Champion in 1960. Bottom L-R: Tony Daless, Bob Horvath, Ron Davis, Dave Lewis, Mike Forbes. Middle L-R: Kelly Herold, Bill Heede, Jeff Peck, Stan Sprague (captain), Jim Butch, Frank Harlan. Top L-R: Coach Jimmy Smith, Ron Malandra (Assistant Manager), Doug Schiel, Bob Hovey, Roy McMichael, Russ Jackson, John Ferguson, Dennis Nelson, Dick Katz (Manager). (Missing: Jack Currie, Dick Patterson, Bob Strauch, Jack Stevens).
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The team of Antofagasta Champion of Chile in the 1960's. Back L-R: Alexis Rovira, Tomicic Barrera, Juan Garafulic Alfred, Vicente Paz and...Front L-R: Jaime Shedan,..., ..., .., Hugo Metzdorf (Coach), Jalil Tala, Rodolfo Covarrubias, Miguel Cornejo.
Source: picture by Miguel Cornejo http://www.flickr.com/photos/ljubs/5923524024/
The team of Antofagasta, Chile in the 1940's. Standing L-R: Esteban Skornic, Jorge Northland, Milenko Skornic; Squatting L-R: Carlos Ossandon, Raúl Martinez, Orlando Dueñas, Alfonso Martínez.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The team of Syros Nautical Club (Cyclades, Greece) in 1954. Among the players appears as a guest star the legendary Greek player of Ethnicos Piraeus and the Greek National team Andreas Garyfallos. Standing L-R: Skevofylakas, Garyfallos, Markouizos Vaggelis, Mendakis, Athymaritis, Hatzikyriakakis. Squatting L-R: Markouizos Nikos, Maraggos.
Source: Archives of Syros Nautical Club; courtesy of Dimitris Gryparis, Rania Kritikou
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The team of Brazil that took the 6th place at the Antwerp 1920, Olympic Games: Agostinho Sampaio de Sá, Orlando Amendola, Victorino Fernandes, Abrahão Soliture, João Jório, Angelo Gammaro, Alcides de Barros Paiva, Carlos Lopes, Edgard Ribeiro.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
The team of Alphense Zwem Club (AZC) winner of the Dutch Championship in 1977. Standing L-R: George Geurtsen (coach), Frank vd Akker, Cees vd Broek, Ton Buunk, Hans t Hart, Gijze Strooboer. Kneeling L-R: Eric Noordegraaf, Geza Kaltenecker, Ronald Meijer, Wim Keman en Ruud de Hey.
Source: courtesy of Eric Noordegraaf
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The First Water Polo game in Austria at the Dianabad of Wien, in 1896, published in the newspaper “Illustrieerte Wiener Extrablatt" on March 14, 1896. The match was held between Team A and B; Team A: Christenheit, Fabesch, Fajmayer, Heidelberg, Karner, Kraus, Reinfeld. Team B: Anderle, Balzeweit, Oscar Fried, Paul Fried, Kestler, Lewin and Pogatschnik. Source: 125 Jahre Wasserball Österreich by Gerhard Kreil; courtesy of Takis Kalokerinos.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The Team of USA that took silver medal at Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games in a picture published in LIFE magazine.Back Row L-R: Jon Svendsen, Peter Campbell, Chris Dorst, Craig Wilson, Andrew McDonald, John Siman, Steve Hammond Middle Row L-R: James Bergeson, Joe Vargas, Jody Campbell, Terry Schroeder. Front Row L-R: Tim Shaw, George Newland, Doug Burke, Kevin Robertson, Gary Figueroa.
Source: courtesy of Craig Wilson
Source: courtesy of Craig Wilson