France's M. Schilles and A. Auffray, who won the gold medal in the 2000-meter tandem race.
Socho 2014 Winter Olympic Games Charleston is a major international sporting event that occurs once every four years. The first celebration of the Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.
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 Olympics 1908 - Charles Bartlett, Great Britain, gold medallist in the Cycling 100kmTrack event.
Reginald Doherty (left) with his brother Laurence, both former World No. 1 English tennis players - Reginald or "R.F." Frank Doherty (1872 – 1910) Wimbledon W (1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905) & Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty (1875 – 1919) Singles champion: 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906 . Both brothers apparently suffered from respiratory problems throughout their lives and died young, "R.F." aged 38, & "Laurie" aged 43.
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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…