1949 British Olympic canoeist Joyce Webb taking her canoe out to train on the Thames.

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

1949 British Olympic canoeist Joyce Webb taking her canoe out to train on the Thames.

Great Britain's Tim Baille and Etienne Stott - Great Britain have taken gold and silver in the canoe slalom C2 event.  Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott claimed Britain's first ever gold in the event, with David Florence and Richard Hounslow taking silver.  The British crews were the only pairs not to pick up penalties on their runs to complete Britain's most successful day in the history of the sport.

Olympics: Gold and silver for Great Britain in canoe slalom

Great Britain's Tim Baille and Etienne Stott - Great Britain have taken gold and silver in the canoe slalom C2 event. Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott claimed Britain's first ever gold in the event, with David Florence and Richard Hounslow taking silver. The British crews were the only pairs not to pick up penalties on their runs to complete Britain's most successful day in the history of the sport.

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The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

1976

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

1928...The first year women are allowed to compete in track and field in the Olympics...

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

1928...The first year women are allowed to compete in track and field in the Olympics...

1932

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

1932

The Comprehensive History of Summer Olympics Fashion

The 1948 London Olympics

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The 1948 London Olympics

The summers seemed brighter, the weather warmer, the days more leisurely. The First World War—”the war to end all wars”—was over and the 1920s began as a decade of great prosperity.  But by 1925 the years of plenty ceased. The gap between rich and poor widened, with unemployment rife and beggars—many old soldiers—a common sight on the cities’ streets.   In 1926, a General Strike almost brought down the government when unions showed solidarity with one million mine workers who had been loc...

The summers seemed brighter, the weather warmer, the days more leisurely. The First World War—”the war to end all wars”—was over and the 1920s began as a decade of great prosperity. But by 1925 the years of plenty ceased. The gap between rich and poor widened, with unemployment rife and beggars—many old soldiers—a common sight on the cities’ streets. In 1926, a General Strike almost brought down the government when unions showed solidarity with one million mine workers who had been loc...

The opening ceremony of the 1948 Olympics in London. Nicknamed the Austerity Games because England was still under rationing and much of London had yet to be rebuilt after the blitz. Many countries brought in their own food for their athletes, including the USA which delivered bread, chocolate and other delicacies daily.

The opening ceremony of the 1948 Olympics in London. Nicknamed the Austerity Games because England was still under rationing and much of London had yet to be rebuilt after the blitz. Many countries brought in their own food for their athletes, including the USA which delivered bread, chocolate and other delicacies daily.

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