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A hot air balloon rises into the early morning sky in front of the Canary Wharf financial Featured Olympics Print

A hot air balloon rises into the early morning sky in front of the Canary Wharf financial

A hot air balloon rises into the early morning sky in front of the Canary Wharf financial district of London, July 25, 2011. Seven balloons took part in the flight over London as part of a collaboration between the London Sky Orchestra project, the 30th anniversary of the London International Festival of Theatre, and the Greater London Authority which is marking a year to go before the 2012 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: TRANSPORT SOCIETY) - GM1E77P1I1K01

White City Stadium EAW164317 Featured Olympics Print

White City Stadium EAW164317

White City Stadium, London. Originally built for the 1908 summer Olympics, it became the home of greyhound racing and hosted a number of other sports. Photographed here by Aerofilms in July 1966 set up for athletics. Two weeks later it played host to the World Cup match between Uruguay and France. The stadium was demolished in 1985

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Sketch cover featuring Lord Burghley in action Featured Olympics Print

Sketch cover featuring Lord Burghley in action

Lord Burghley, captain of Britain's Olympic team in 1932 jumping hurdles in a photograph on the front cover of The Sketch. David George Brownlow Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 - 1981), Lord Burghley was an athlete, sports official and Conservative party politician As an athlete, Burghley was a very keen practitioner who placed matchboxes on hurdles and practised knocking over the matchboxes with his lead foot without touching the hurdle. In 1927, his final year at Magdalene College, Cambridge, he amazed colleagues by sprinting around the Great Court at Trinity College in the time it took the college clock to toll 12 o'clock, inspiring the scene in the film Chariots of Fire (whose character Lord Andrew Lindsay is based upon Burghley) in which Harold Abrahams accomplishes the same feat. Lord Burghley did not allow his name to be used in the film because of the inaccurate historical depiction in the movie. There was never a race upon which Harold Abrahams beat Lord Burghley in this feat as the movie depicts. Burghley is also said to have set another unusual record by racing around the upper promenade deck of the Queen Mary in 57 seconds, dressed in everyday clothes. Burghley later served as president of the Amateur Athletic Association for 40 years, president of the International Amateur Athletic Federation for 30 years and as a member of the International Olympic Committee for 48 years. He was also chairman of the Organising Committee of the 1948 Summer Olympics. Date: 1932

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