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Colonel Whitton and the 1938 Scottish Empire Games Team



Haynes R (2014) Colonel Whitton and the 1938 Scottish Empire Games Team. Sport Heritage: From Sporting Past to Future Wellbeing Blog [Blog post] 26.06.2014.

In the contemporary age of international sport, the idea of global travel is commonplace and part of the job of a professional athlete. In the early years of the Commonwealth Games (then the British Empire Games), international travel was the reserve of the societal elite, and would have been a unique, exciting and daunting experience for most of the athletes involved. With trips to places such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand, athletes could expect to be away travelling and competing for weeks on end, which had consequences for their work and family lives.

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Publication date26/06/2014
Publication date online26/06/2014
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Professor Richard Haynes

Professor Richard Haynes

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