Olympic Preview: Archiving Sports History


December 30 2013, 1:40 PM

1920 American Olympic Committee certificate for diver Alice H. Lord: This certificate states that Alice H. Lord was a member of the U.S. Olympic Women's Swim Team in the Seventh Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium. Lord competed in what was then known as the Women’s Plain High, which consisted of four dives—two from the 4-meter and two from the 8-meter platforms. Divers did one running and one standing dive from both platforms to achieve a total score. In 1928, plain high and fancy high diving merged into just highboard or high diving—what we see today.