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  • Eric Liddell

    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)
    Monday, June 30, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Eric Liddell

    Eric Liddell

    1924: Scottish athlete Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) winning the 440 yards race at the Amateur Athletics Association championships. 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. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • 1924 OLYMPICS ERIC LIDDELL OF GBR

    1924 OLYMPICS ERIC LIDDELL OF GBR

    1924: Eric Liddell of Great Britain in action at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. Liddell was a rival to Abrahams in the 100 metres but moved up from that distance to 400 metres when he discovered, many months before the Games, that his final would be held on a Sunday. Competing on that day was against his religious principals. The film +Chariots of Fire+ employed cinematic license for dramatic effect showing Liddell making a last minute decision in Paris just before the Games started.
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Liddell Triumphant

    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
    Thursday, July 17, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Liddell Chaired

    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)
    Thursday, July 17, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Liddell Wins

    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)
    Saturday, May 31, 1924 10:00 PM | Photo
  • Flat Race Winner

    Flat Race Winner

    1924: Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945), winner of the 100 yards flat at the AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge, London. He was known as the 'Flying Scotsman'. He was the 1924 Paris 400 metres Olympic Champion and was immortalised in the film Chariots of Fire. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
    Monday, December 31, 1923 11:00 PM | Photo
  • Bobsleigh - Four man

    Bobsleigh - Four man

    Nico Walther, Kevin Kuske, Alexander Roediger and Eric Franke (silver) of Germany compete during the 4-man Bobsleigh on day 16 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Olympic Sliding Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, Republic of Korea.
    Sunday, February 25, 2018 6:41 AM | Photo
  • Nordic Combined - Team Gundersen LH/4x5km Cross-Country

    Nordic Combined - Team Gundersen LH/4x5km Cross-Country

    Johannes Rydzek of Germany, Vinzenz Geiger of Germany, Fabian Riessle of Germany and Eric Frenzel of Germany celebrate winning gold during the Nordic Combined Team Gundersen LH/4x5km, Cross-Country on Day 13 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Cross-Country Centre on February 22, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, Republic of Korea.
    Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:30 AM | Photo
  • Rowing - Men's Pair

    Rowing - Men's Pair

    Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand react after winning the gold medal in the Men's Pair Final A on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Lagoa Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:00 PM | Photo
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