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October 1923: Track runners Joseph Guillemot (left) and Paavo Nurmi, the 1924 Paris 1500 metres Olympic Gold Medal winner. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Liddell Wins

June 1924: 'Flying Scotsman', Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) the 1924 400 metres Olympic gold medal winner, winner of the quarter mile event at the Amateur Athletic Association Championships at Stamford Bridge, London. He was known as the 'Flying Scotsman' and was immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Nurmi being followed by Wide and Ritola during the Individual Cross Country event

4 May-27 Jul 1924: Paavo Nurmi (right) of Finland is followed by Edvin Wide #746 of Sweden and Vilho Ritola (right) of Finland during the Individual Cross Country event at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Nurmi won the gold and Ritola the silver medal.\ Mandatory Credit: IOC Olympic Museum /Allsport
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Summer Games Paris 1924 Medal

On the obverse, a naked victorious athlete, taking the hand of his rival, seated on the ground, to help him to get up. Underneath, the Olympic rings.

On the reverse, a harp as a symbol of the cultural programme of the Games and the different sports equipment, winter as well as summer, forming an arch. In the centre, the inscription " VIIIeme OLYMPIADE PARIS 1924 ".
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Games of the VIII Olympiad
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Games of the VIII Olympiad

PARIS - MAY 4: General view as Georges Andre lends the Olympic Oath during the opening ceremonies of the VIII Olympic Games on May 4, 1924 in Paris, France. (Photo by Getty Images)
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Liddell Triumphant

18th July 1924: Scottish athlete Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) is paraded around Edinburgh University after winning the 400 metres at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell, known as the 'Flying Scotsman' went to the Paris Olympics in 1924 as the favourite t
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