A Brief History of Olympic Swimming Uniforms

By Phil Hecken

Despite Mitt Romney’s prognostications, the 2012 London Olympics seem to be moving along swimmingly through the first full four days of competition. So it’s only fitting that today’s Olympic Correspondent, David Grindem, is focusing on the history of swimming at the Games. For Americans used to having swimmers win every race […]

The Hy Peskin Archives, Vol. 3

Okay, one last batch of beautiful Hy Peskin pics. In previous entries we’ve covered baseball and basketball and football; this time around we’ll cover a range of other sports.

Without futher ado:

• Check out Arnie Palmer with the off-center belt buckle.

• Now that’s a lot of club head covers.

• One of […]

Uni Watch Field Trip: A Visit to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Pittsburgh was a visit to the Heinz History Center, which includes the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. I took a lot of photos here, so let’s get right to it (with apologies for the inevitable problems with glare and reflection when photographing things in glass cases):


It’s Impolite To Stare

Yeah … Paul’s still gone. No, wait! He’s back today. But I might be back tomorrow anyway. You know, for fun.

I gotta say this picture took me aback when I first saw it. Not exactly something you see every day. That’s marathon swimmer Natalie du Toit of South Africa in the middle, which […]