Jun 15, 2021
"the prize at Olympia"
It's a well-known fact that Arthur Conan Doyle went up against
the legendary cricket player W.G. Grace on the field in 1900. But
his interest in sport went much further than that.
From cricket to golf, motorcycles to auto racing, downhill
skiing and more, Conan Doyle equated physical fitness with fitness
of the mind and spirit. He even went as far as championing the
British Empire concept for Olympics following Great Britain's sorry
showing in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Mark Albertstat, MBt., BSI ("Halifax") joins us to talk about
all manner of Doyle's athletic interests, from his very early days
to his final years. Mark recently wrote an article for Canadian
on Conan Doyle and the 1912 Summer Olympics, and is an
authority on Conan Doyle and sports.
We have another Canonical Couplet after
the interview. If you are chosen as a winner, we have a mystery
prize from the generous gifts sent to us by Tony Quattrochi..
Answers are due by June 29, 2021 at 11:59 a.m. EDT.
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