One of most heart-warming memories of the soccer World Cup will be the rival players exchanging their shirts after each game.

How things have changed: At the time of the 1932 Olympic Games, the male competitors wore one-piece costumes of silk that were so expensive several Japanese swimmers had to share one outfit.

Located beneath the stands of National Stadium in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, the Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum illustrates the history of Japanese athletics with a collection of exhibits.