June 25, 2022

PRINCESS ANNE will assistance to celebrate 1 of Scotland’s most well known sportsmen as a patron of the Eric Liddell Centenary Initiative. 

100 yrs on from his storied gold medal earn in the Paris Olympics in 1924, Edinburgh-dependent charity the Eric Liddell Local community are trying to find to commemorate his everyday living and work even more in advance of the following Video games.

These initiatives will be assisted by The Princess Royal’s involvement, immediately after she visited the Community’s base a fortnight ago. 

A plaque was unveiled to mark Princess Anne’s take a look at subsequent a tour of the creating which gives 1 of Edinburgh’s couple of dementia working day care facilities. 

The Princess Royal will head up the team remembering the Scots athlete’s golden anniversary.
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Popularly recognized as a result of the award-successful movie Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell broke the entire world record in the 440 yards in the 1924 Olympics. 

This arrived after he refused to compete in the 100 yards occasion he was predicted to win, thanks to his religious beliefs and the race being held on a Sunday. 

With a century shortly to move, and the Olympics when once again sure for the French money, a amount of significant-profile activities are staying prepared to make certain Liddell’s legacy. 

Eric Liddell Neighborhood CEO John MacMillan explained: “I was honoured to have the privilege of assembly The Princess Royal and showing her all over the Community and some of the services we supply. It is great to know that she supports our 2024 plans and that she will be associated in the future.  

“Our international ties with organisations all about the entire world that rejoice Eric’s lifetime and legacy have developed and so the idea arrived to mark the centenary of his famous acquire at the Paris Olympics in 1924 at the Paris Olympics in 2024.” 

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Princess Anne will head up a team of persons throughout enterprise, training, authorities and sport in arranging activities to rejoice all that the Scottish athlete reached. 

A multi-sport competitor, Liddell was also capped 7 situations for Scottish rugby and was inducted into their corridor of fame in January. 

Born in China to missionary dad and mom, he retains a potent backlink to a number of elements of the globe, like America, Hong Kong and Canada. 

Liddell died at the age of 43 of a mind tumour in his delivery region, after refusing to go away a Japanese camp throughout the Next Globe War in buy to support locals. 

MacMillan continued: “We will announce more information as they grow to be available and I can only say that I have been astonished by the calibre and interest of the folks who want to be associated in generating this take place.”