Olympic dreams on hold – read Arnold’s Archive

Saturday 11th April 2020

Eric Liddell takes the tape in Paris to win gold at the 1924 Olympics (photo via the Eric Liddell Centre)

By Arnold Black, scottishathletics Historian

The Olympic Games has been put on hold.

It’s one more year until the dreams may be realised. One more year added to the time since Allan Wells became the last Scot to win an Olympic gold medal. Some 41 years and counting.

For the middle-aged and elderly among us, the only Scot we have witnessed live winning the ultimate athletics medal.

Five other Scottish male athletes have won gold at the Olympics and a handful of women have won medals at the Games, too.

Check our the latest Arnold’s Archive column to read the full story on the History section on the website.

Olympic dreams on hold

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