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July 5, 2019

The skill level of women's soccer has impressed the world as we watch the 2019 World Cup soccer players in awe. The U.S. faced England in the semi-finals and they gave us a great match.  Whereas the growth of women's soccer in the U.S. has been credited to the passage...

January 21, 2018

The first official Winter Olympics happened 30 years after the start of the modern Olympic Games. In 1924, the winter games were born in Chamonix, France though they weren’t initially recognized as the Olympics; the competition was known as the “International Winter Sp...

November 10, 2017

Molla B. Mallory (1884-1959) 

Molla Mallory was an American tennis champion in the early part of the 20th century but few know of her mark on women’s tennis. Born in Norway, she became a naturalized US citizen. She won eight US tennis championships (1915–1918, 1920-1922...

October 2, 2016

When most people turn 60 they start to dream about retirement.  Diana Nyad is not "most people".  She decided, at the age of 60, that this was the perfect time to pursue her dream, a dream to do something that no other human being had done before (without a shark cage*...

August 17, 2016

1964 Olympics - Tokyo, Japan

The images in this post are all from vintage trading cards.  The 1964 games were marked by several firsts: they were the first telecast, meaning they didn’t have to fly the film internationally before it was shown on TV, and they were the fi...

May 21, 2016

1952 Olympics, Helsinki Finland

Russia returns to the Olympics but this time as the Soviet Union.  The People’s Republic of China (PRC), with one athlete, also made its country’s debut.  After 1952, the PRC didn’t return to the Olympics until 1984.  Overall, women made...

May 9, 2016


The 1948 Games returned to London, England

 

After a 12 year hiatus, due to World War II, the Olympics returned to London.  Due to the war, these games were known as the “Austerity games” meaning that no new stadiums were built and the athletes did not stay at an Olympi...

May 1, 2016

The photos used in this post are all from vintage trading cards.  Many are available for sale at On Her Mark.  

 

1936 was the infamous Olympics held in Berlin, Germany where Adolf Hitler officially opened the games.  This was the largest Olympics hosted to date, ba...