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British Preparations for the 1920 Olympics

  • Luke J. Harris

Abstract

Following the trend of the Stockholm and Berlin Olympics, the amount of funding for the British team to compete at the Antwerp Olympics was determined by a public appeal. This appeal was launched via a British Olympic Association (BOA) statement in The Times on 31 January 1920, leaving just over six months for the money to be raised before the commencement of the athletics events in August. The appeal aimed to raise £30,000; a considerable sum, although far less than the £100,000 wanted by the 1916 Olympic appeal. When considering the shortage of time, the expendable money of the general population during a postwar recession and the number of wartime-related charities also bidding for money, the chances of raising the desired amount appeared to be slim from the outset.

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Olympic Game International Olympic Committee Athletic Event Annual General Meet Water Polo 
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Notes

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    The Daily Telegraph, 28 July 1920, p. 13, cited in Matthew P Llewellyn, ‘Olympic Games are an International farce’. The International Journal of the History of Sport, Vol 28, No. 5 (2011), p. 763.Google Scholar

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© Luke J. Harris 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke J. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK

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