Monday, January 27, 2014

Fact of the Day: Olympic Swimming

Olympic swimming events opened for women competitors in 1912, however zero of those athletes were from the United States. Officials at the time did not approve of women competing in such attire. Medals were instead won by Australia (with help from New Zealand), Great Britain, Germany, and Austria.  

24 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Naughty USA.

Breathtaking said...

I am surprised at this fact.

Miu said...

I have to say I'm not surprised at all...
But thank you so much for stopping by!

Fashion Lover said...

Interesting information!!! Great blog!

XOXO!

Gloria Baker said...

Really interesting!!
I love swim indeed:)

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating fact. Have a great week Adam.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I did know part of that, glad times have changed.

Christine said...

Interesting, times have changed!

Emmylou said...

Glad to see so much have changed, eh? :D

DEZMOND said...

it's for the better, at least there was no USA back then to cheat on competitions and set up winners :) Serbia still hasn't forgotten how Phelps got his win at the Olympics set up for him even though our Milorad Cavic came to the winning line before him.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hard to think of such prudishness now in the US where basically anything goes.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow we really used to be so uptight didn't we?

Ken Lynch said...

And THAT'S how World War I started.
NOTE: The opinions expressed by the author have no basis in fact. Or reality.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Thank goodness times have changed.

Mama Zen said...

That's both sad and somewhat hilarious.

Pilar Domínguez said...

Really? I couldn´t believe it. How lucky we are nowadays to live with more freedom. Kisses:)

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Yay for Germany! :-)

-Kati

LV said...

What a difference time makes in how women dress.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Ha, "in such attire." I bet said attire was that huge, awkward one-piece bathing suit that covered their bodies from top to bottom, right? The one that might expose an elbow? Scandalous!

Pat Hatt said...

lol I guess prudes were alive and well over those ugly one piece suits

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Glad those sentiments are firmly laid in the past!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

stephen Hayes said...

It's interesting what a backward country we were, and still are in many ways.

Marie a la Mode said...

Very interesting! Couldn't they have worn wet suits? I guess they weren't invented yet...

Kay said...

Times have sure changed! The swim outfits women have to wear now would give those in the past a conniption.