Month: May 2021

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Tommy Kono competing on stage in Moscow, 1958

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with Tommy Kono

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which provides an opportunity for our nation to pay tribute to the many Asian and Pacific Islanders who enriched America’s history and established its future prosperity. In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, I highly recommend that everyone check out Indomitable: The Tommy Kono Story, an on-line exhibit produced by...

May 17, 2021May 20, 2021
Scanned Cover of Iron Game History Volume 15 Number 1

The Terry Todd “Special Issue” of Iron Game History

Since we began Iron Game History in 1990, we’ve dedicated a full issue of Iron Game History to one person as a memorial tribute on several rare occasions. The last person to be so honored, in fact, was Olympic weightlifting gold medalist Tommy Kono whose life is detailed in a special double issue of IGH...

May 13, 2021May 20, 2021
Photographs from the Anna Hiss Collection

Photographs from the Anna Hiss Collection

This week at The Stark Center, I’ve been thinking a lot about the history of women’s fitness and physical activity here on The Forty Acres. On Wednesday night, we were fortunate to host the University’s distinguished Tower Fellows.  After our director, Jan Todd, addressed the visitors and told them about how the Stark Center was...

May 6, 2021May 20, 2021