The death of Peter Dimmock, age 94, should be marked as the passing of a remarkable television pioneer. Among many firsts in television, Dimmock was the man behind the remarkable images of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation and the man who negotiated, smooth talked and cajoled a host of sports administrators and promoters to allow the […]
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To honour and celebrate the sporting achievements and physical strength of athletes, the Ancient Greeks used to place a wreath of olive branches on the heads of the winners. For the first time, during the Athens Olympics in 1896, the winning athletes received medals. For the past 114 years the medals awarded at sporting events […]
Did you know that a Scottish athlete won the first marathon of the British Empire Games, or that one of Scotland’s most successful medallists was a diver? For its 84 years of existence, the Commonwealth Games has awarded 8582 gold, silver and bronze medals to a total of 55 countries – 355 of these medals […]
If there was anything I would say to describe my initial feelings, as I took my seat in Professor Richard Haynes’ inaugural lecture, it would be surprise. This was the first lecture of its kind I had attended since starting university, and to see a true professor in all his gowned-glory was an interesting factor. […]
From The Sporting Past To Future Wellbeing: Intergenerational Sports Heritage in Glasgow’s Souths...
Arts & Humanities Research Council Funds Professor Richard Haynes project on Sport & Heritage: From The Sporting Past To Future Wellbeing: Intergenerational Sports Heritage in Glasgow’s Southside is an exploratory action research project funded by the Arts and Humanties Research Council under its ‘Care for the Future’ theme. The project was prompted by a need […]