Coles Helps Correct The Olympic Aquatics Archive

Osborne Swimming Club Team but not the winning squad of Paris 1900 [Courtesy: Dr Ian Gordon/ASA archive]

Olympic history is rewritten: the victorious “Great Britain” water polo team of the Paris 1900 Games not quite the one that was listed by the IOC and Olympic references galore. Today, SwimVortex can reveal the result of research by British swimming historian and archivist Wendy Coles and the actual list of those who did take part in the final 113 years ago

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Olympic history is rewritten: the victorious “Great Britain” water polo team of the Paris 1900 Games not quite the one that was listed by the IOC and Olympic references galore. Today, SwimVortex can reveal the result of research by British swimming historian and archivist Wendy Coles and the actual list of those who did take part in the final 113 years ago

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Clive Rushton

Wendy is a national treasure and should be sanctified by British Swimming and the ASA.

Bill Sweetenham

Wendy Coles is a unique individual who is unrivaled across British Swimming from coaching of marathon swimming in the English Channel, administration and as a historian of unequalled comparison. In my 7 years as National Performance Director, I relied on Wendy and her knowledge in many areas of operation and she was of great assistance in all aspects of swimming during my tenure.

akaki bakradze

Hello,
very interesting article. About Jarvis. In article He is Jack A Jarvis, but real Olympic champion 1500m and the 4000m races in 1900 was John A Jarvis.
Is it mistake?

Craig Lord

Akaki, Jack is sometimes used as the name for people who are officially John, if that makes sense… so he was indeed John… and he was known to many as Jack… both are correct 🙂 On your other note: I will pass on your email to the person concerned.

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