Monday, 24 August 2015

The Paris 1924 Olympics

I mentioned the 125th birthday of Duke Kahanamoku over on ye Whoblog, but wanted to note here that he took a swimming silver at the Paris Olympics in 1924 after previous gold medals, losing out to Johnny Weissmuller, aka Tarzan. This is also where Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams raced, inspiring Chariots Of Fire, And a few months earlier was the first Winter Olympics.

1924 is, of course, the kickoff year for Adventure! It sounds like some of our heroes should be in attendance.

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