Category Archives: London1948

London2012: Shame on LOCOG Charging for 7/7 Bomb Victims and Families to watch The Games

It’s a bad start to the day when the news is of LOCOG charging for the ‘free’ tickets for survivors and the families of the victims of the July 7th bombings in 2005. OK so they are not charging the … Continue reading

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London2012: Tommy Godwin, 91, Proves Age is No Barrier

Tommy Goodwin double medalist from 1948 is still active for the London2012 games. Although born in Connecticut, USA he was a British Track Cyclist and then a coach to the British team. He is now an Ambassador to the London … Continue reading

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David Bond: Still no Honour for his achievements in the 1948 London Olympics?

David Bond has no recognition today of his Olympic Gold medal (one of only three won by British athletes) whereas his fellow champion, Stewart Morris, has an OBE(awarded for WWII action in Normandy). I don’t even think there is a … Continue reading

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Olympic Gold for Dickie Burnell and Bert Bushnell in the Rowing

It was some 64 years ago, the year of HD’s birth that the Olympic Games last came to the UK shores. In the rowing Dickie Burnell and Bert Bushnell won Gold in the Double Skulls. What a commotion it caused, … Continue reading

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