American Harrison Dillard, oldest 100-meter Olympic champion, honored in London

In 1948 two Olympic Torches were made by E.M.I Ltd, designed by Ralph Lavers and donated to the Organising Committee of the XIV Olympic Games. LONDON 2012 – the oldest 100-meter Olympic champion is back in London for the games. 89-year-old American, Harrison Dillard, was honored Wednesday at Britain’s Foreign Office where the 1948 EMI TorchContinue reading “American Harrison Dillard, oldest 100-meter Olympic champion, honored in London”

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London 2012: The 1948 torch relay on a shoestring

By  Claire Heald for  BBC News, published 18 May 2011  In 1948 two Olympic Torches were made by E.M.I Ltd, designed by Ralph Lavers and donated to the Organising Committee of the XIV Olympic Games.    Not the Duke of Edinburgh or athletics hero Sydney Wooderson, John Mark was the surprise last torchbearer in theContinue reading “London 2012: The 1948 torch relay on a shoestring”