Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ghosts of Olympics Past

Some cool photos from the first Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France in 1924.

The Bob sled course was just piled snow, and obviously crude and rough:

Hockey, figure and speed skating were on outdoor venues:

The speed skaters don't have fancy skin tight suits, just an ordinary coat and tie.

And Curling....

Old farts with real brooms! And one woman on the team (unless it's a guy in drag). There have been some improvements:

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