Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, December 1899 – 14 January was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.
Olympic swimsuits, 1936 By the time the 1936 Olympics rolled around in Berlin, swimsuits were starting to shrink, if only just barely. Here, four American Olympians show off their shoulders by the pool.
Olympic swimsuits, 1928 Male swimmers continued to wear speed-resistant one-pieces at the 1928 games in Amsterdam, although the suits began to more clearly take on the shape of what later became known as swim trunks.