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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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Liddell Chaired

18th July 1924: Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945), winner of the 400 metres at the 1924 Paris Olympics, is paraded around Edinburgh University after his victory. He was known as the 'Flying Scotsman' and was immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire. (Photo by Firmin/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Eric Liddell

Scottish athlete and missionary, Eric Henry Liddell (1902 -1945) being carried round the streets after his Olympic victory. Eric Liddell, known as the 'Flying Scotsman' went to the Paris Olympics in 1924 as the favourite to win the 100 metres race but refused to run because he felt that running on a Sunday conflicted with his Christian beliefs. He won a bronze medal in the 200 metres event instead and then ran the 400 metre race despite having little experience at the distance. He not only won the gold medal but broke the world record by completing the race in 47.6 seconds, an achievement which is celebrated in the 1981 film 'Chariots of Fire'. Liddell gained two degrees, one in science and the other in divinity, before leaving Britain to work as a Scottish Congregational Church missionary in China as his parents had before him. Original Publication: People Disc - HG0205 (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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Paris 1924-RITOLA Vilho (FIN) 1st, WIDE Edvin (SWE) 2nd.
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High Jump Gold

American athlete Harold Osborn clearing the high jump using the 'western roll' style at the Paris Olympics, 1924. Osborne won the Olympic gold in the high jump and decathlon. (Photo by FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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