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The Art of Swimming (1587)

- August 28, 2014 in art of swimming, De Arte Natandi, Everard Digby, sport, swimming, water

Selections of the forty beautiful woodblock illustrations from Everard Digby's De Arte Natandi (The Art of Swimming) published in 1587, considered the first English treatise on the practise.

Il resoconto degli Sports Hackdays di Milano

- June 4, 2014 in hackathon, Incontri, milano, Open Data, opendata, sport

Per chi non c’era ai primi Sports Hackadays del 23 e dell 24 maggio: 120 tra sviluppatori, designer e data scientist che hanno accettato la sfida di mostrare cosa può essere fatto con i dati sportivi; 3 città, Milano, Basilea e Sierre, che hanno ospitato in contemporanea e in collegamento tra loro gli Hackdays coprendo […]

Il resoconto degli Sports Hackdays di Milano

- June 4, 2014 in hackathon, Incontri, milano, Open Data, opendata, sport

Per chi non c’era ai primi Sports Hackadays del 23 e dell 24 maggio: 120 tra sviluppatori, designer e data scientist che hanno accettato la sfida di mostrare cosa può essere fatto con i dati sportivi; 3 città, Milano, Basilea e Sierre, che hanno ospitato in contemporanea e in collegamento tra loro gli Hackdays coprendo […]

Il resoconto degli Sports Hackdays di Milano

- June 4, 2014 in hackathon, Incontri, milano, Open Data, opendata, sport

Per chi non c’era ai primi Sports Hackadays del 23 e dell 24 maggio: 120 tra sviluppatori, designer e data scientist che hanno accettato la sfida di mostrare cosa può essere fatto con i dati sportivi; 3 città, Milano, Basilea e Sierre, che hanno ospitato in contemporanea e in collegamento tra loro gli Hackdays coprendo […]

Al via gli Sport Hackdays

- May 23, 2014 in Data, Events, hackathon, hacksport, Open Data, sport

23-24 maggio più di 60 tra coder, designer e data scientist interessati a dare un contributo al mondo opendata, si incontreranno a Milano per gli Sports Hackdays, due giorni che daranno l’occasione a tutti i partecipanti di misurarsi con l’affascinante e complesso mondo dei dati sportivi. Gli Sports Hackdays sono il primo, grande hackathon internazionale […]

Al via gli Sport Hackdays

- May 23, 2014 in Data, Events, hackathon, hacksport, Open Data, sport

23-24 maggio più di 60 tra coder, designer e data scientist interessati a dare un contributo al mondo opendata, si incontreranno a Milano per gli Sports Hackdays, due giorni che daranno l’occasione a tutti i partecipanti di misurarsi con l’affascinante e complesso mondo dei dati sportivi. Gli Sports Hackdays sono il primo, grande hackathon internazionale […]

Tommy Burns knocking out Bill Squires (1907)

- October 24, 2013 in bill squires, boxing, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Film: 1900s, Films, Films: Clip, Films: Documentary, heavyweight, Internet Archive, knockout, Library of Congress, miles brothers, sport, tommy burns, Underlying Work: PD U.S.

A Miles Brothers film of the legendary heavyweight prize boxing match between Bill Squires and Tommy Burns, played out at Ocean View, California, on July 4th 1907. Weighing in at a measly 178 pounds, the 5’7″ Canadian Burns was a 10-1 underdog against Australia’s Bill Squires who was coming off a 20 consecutive knockout streak. To the shock of all present, this mismatch came to an unexpected end in the first round when Burns KO’d Squires in one of the fastest knockouts in the history of boxing up to that point. The fight was labeled the “shortest and fiercest contest on record”. Burns would go on to secure a reputation for knocking out the biggest men in the sport. He wrote, in a book brought out in 1908, about how the face of boxing was changing, no longer being about brute strength but speed: “In modern boxing speed is nearly everything, and I have always considered my success to be primarily due to the fact that lacrosse and hockey had taught me to be spry and smart on my feet before I ever thought of donning a pair of boxing gloves.” Housed at: Internet Archive | From: The Library of […]

Auto Polo (ca.1911)

- October 3, 2013 in auto polo, cars, collections, Digital Copy: No Additional Rights, Flickr: the Commons, ford, Images, Images-20th, Images-People, Images-Photography, Library of Congress, polo, sport, Underlying Work: No Known Copyright Restrictions

Four photographs depicting dramatic scenes from an "auto polo" match, a version of polo played using cars rather than horses. The sport - thought to have been invented as a publicity stunt by a Ford automobile dealer from Topeka to sell Model Ts - was popular at fairs, exhibitions and sports venues across the United States and several areas in Europe from 1911 until the late 1920s.

Engravings from a French Ice-Skating Manual (1813)

- August 20, 2013 in collections, dance, Digital Copy: Attribution, France, ice-skating, Images, Images-19th, Images-Engraving-Line, Images-People, sport, Underlying Work: PD Worldwide, Villanova Digital Library

Coloured engravings from France’s first ice-skating manual Le Vrai Patineur (The True Skater) written by Jean Garcin, a book praised in Honoré de Balzac’s Illusions Perdues. As well as the aide of eight engraved plates, four of which are featured here, the manual details many movements and poses, putting an emphasis on artistry and grace in contrast to the more straightforward technical approach usually practised in England. The book is considered to be one of the earliest works in any language devoted entirely to ice-skating. Villanova Digital Library Underlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: Share Alike Download: Right click on image or see source for higher res versions HELP TO KEEP US AFLOAT The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project and we rely on support from our readers to stay afloat. If you like what we do then please do consider making a donation. We welcome all contributions, big or small - everything helps! Become a Patron Small angel : £3.00 GBP - monthly Medium sized hero : £5.00 GBP - monthly Large emperor : £10.00 GBP - monthly Vast deity : £20.00 GBP - monthly Make a one off Donation SIGN UP TO THE NEWSLETTER Sign up […]

The First Tour de France (1903)

- July 18, 2013 in 1903, collections, cycling, Digital Copy: PD Wikimedia, dreyfuss affair, first tour de france, France, Images, Images-20th, Images-People, Images-Photography, maurice garin, sport, tour de france, Underlying Work: No Known Copyright Restrictions, Wikimedia Commons

The 2013 Tour de France marks the 100th of the event’s history, which began in 1903 (the competition was put on hold during the two world wars). Strangely, this inaugural event of 1903 had it’s origins in one of France’s greatest political scandals – the Dreyfuss Affair. In 1894 a young French artillery officer of Jewish descent, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, was convicted of high treason but then, years later, was proven to be innocent in the light of new evidence, evidence which the military attempted to suppress. The ensuing debate over Dreyfuss’ innocence, and the wider issues of anti-semitism in which it was embedded, divided the nation. One such division occurred within France’s most popular cycling magazine L’Velo, causing it to split into two when an anti-Dreyfuss contingent broke away to form L’Auto-Velo. L’Velo‘s owner won a court case forcing L’Auto-Velo to change their name, which they did, to L’Auto, a move which saw their sales subsequently plummet. In an effort to boost their waning popularity, and win back their cycling fans, L’Auto set up the Tour de France in 1903. It was a hugely successful campaign which caused their sales to increase 6-fold during and after the race and, […]