Noel Chavasse Noel Godfrey Chavasse was born in Oxford on 9th November, 1884. His father, Francis Chavasse, became Bishop of Liverpool in 1900. Chavasse was educated atLiverpool College and Trinity College, Oxford . After graduating with first class honours in 1907 he studied medicine. In 1908 Chavasse and his twin brother, Christopher, both represented Britain in the Olympic Games in the 400 metres. In 1909 Chavasse joined the Oxford University Officer Training Corps Medical Unit. The…
Canadian marathoner, famous Onondaga native Tom Longboat, won the Boston Marathon in 1907 in record time. In 1908, he represented Canada at the London Olympic Games. Longboat enlisted in the CEF in 1916, becoming a dispatch runner with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France during WW1. Longboat was twice wounded running messages and orders between units. PHOTO: Tom Longboat buys a newspaper from a French paperboy, June 1917. (Canadian Official 1496)
London has hosted three summer Olympic games - 1908, 1948 and 2012. This photo of the 1948 Olympics Torch Relay includes a detailed description of the route from Greece, through the Adriatic sea, Italy, Switzerland, France all the way to England. More details: http://www.ancientfaces.com/research/photo/1250710/london-summer-olympics-torch-relay-family-photo
France's Julien Benneteau (L) and tennis players Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (C) and Richard Gasquet (2ndR) parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in London.