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Oswald Turnbull
Oswald Graham Noel Turnbull
Noel Turnbull
(20 December 1890 – 17 December 1970) was an English tennis player. He is best known for his gold medal in the men's doubles event (with Maxwell Woosnam) at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics.[1] Before World War I
World War I
Turnbull worked at the family firm of ship-owners. During the war he served as a driver, and during the Battle of the Somme won the Military Cross. In 1919 he had his first major tennis tournament, the Davis Cup. In 1921 he played again in the Cup and won the singles at the Portuguese Championships, but then disappeared from tennis for four years to focus on golf. In 1926 he returned to the Davis Cup, and in 1928 again won the singles at the Portuguese Championships.[1] References[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Noel Turnbull.^ a b Noel Turnbull
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Highgate, London
Highgate
Highgate
(/ˈhaɪɡeɪt/ or /ˈhaɪɡɪt/) is a suburban area of north London at the north-eastern corner of Hampstead
Hampstead
Heath, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north north-west of Charing Cross. Highgate
Highgate
is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live.[2] It has an active conservation body, the Highgate
Highgate
Society, to protect its character. Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London, sitting astride the main road to the north
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United States At The 1924 Summer Olympics
The United States
United States
competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France
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Tennis At The 1924 Summer Olympics
Final results of the Tennis
Tennis
competition at the 1924 Summer Olympics
1924 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France. After the 1924 Olympics, the tennis competition would be dropped until 1988
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South Africa At The 1912 Summer Olympics
The Union of South Africa
Union of South Africa
competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
in Stockholm, Sweden
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United States At The 1904 Summer Olympics
The modern Olympic Games
Olympic Games
or Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques[1][2]) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are considered the world's foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.[3] The Olympic Games
Olympic Games
are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Baron Pierre de Coubertin
Pierre de Coubertin
founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, leading to the first modern Games in Athens in 1896
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Tennis At The 1904 Summer Olympics
Two events in tennis were contested at the 1904 Summer Olympics
1904 Summer Olympics
in St. Louis, United States. The competitions were held from Monday, August 29, 1904 to Monday, September 5, 1904.[1] The host nation won every medal awarded, which was unsurprising as only one foreign entrant competed
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Great Britain At The 1900 Summer Olympics
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
competed as Great Britain at the 1900 Summer Olympics
1900 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France. It was the second appearance of Britain after having participated in the inaugural 1896 Games
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Tennis At The 1900 Summer Olympics
Four tennis events were contested at the 1900 Summer Olympics
1900 Summer Olympics
in Paris, France
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Germany At The 1896 Summer Olympics
Germany competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics
1896 Summer Olympics
in Athens, Greece. The Germans were the third most successful nation in terms of both gold medals (6 plus 1 as part of a mixed team) and total medals (13). Gymnastics was the sport in which Germany excelled. The German team had 19 athletes
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Great Britain At The 1896 Summer Olympics
Ten athletes from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland competed in seven sports at the 1896 Summer Olympics. The Great Britain athletes were the fifth most successful in terms of overall medals (7) and tied for fifth in gold medals (2). The 7 medals came on 23 entries in 14 events. Two tennis players (one English, one Irish) also played in mixed team squads, contributing to a gold and a bronze medal
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Tennis At The 1896 Summer Olympics
At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two tennis events were contested, both for men. They were begun on 8 April and continued on 9 April, 10 April, and 11 April.[1] 13 or 15 competitors from six nations, including seven Greeks, took part in the tennis competition. Many of the doubles teams were of mixed nationality, including all three medalist pairs. None of the leading players of the time such as Wimbledon champion Harold Mahony, U.S champion Robert Wrenn, William Larned or Wilfred Baddeley participated. To strengthen the field the organization added sportsmen from other Olympic events including weightlifter Momčilo Tapavica, hammer thrower George S
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Whitby, North Yorkshire
Whitby
Whitby
is a seaside town, port and civil parish in the Borough of Scarborough and English county of North Yorkshire. It is located within the historic boundaries of the North Riding of Yorkshire. Situated on the east coast of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
at the mouth of the River Esk, Whitby
Whitby
has an established maritime, mineral and tourist heritage. Its East Cliff is home to the ruins of Whitby
Whitby
Abbey, where Cædmon, the earliest recognised English poet, lived. The fishing port developed during the Middle Ages, supporting important herring and whaling fleets,[2][3] and was (along with the nearby fishing village of Staithes) where Captain Cook
Captain Cook
learned seamanship. Tourism started in Whitby
Whitby
during the Georgian period and developed further on the arrival of the railway in 1839
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Tennis At The 1912 Summer Olympics
At the 1912 Summer Olympics
1912 Summer Olympics
in Stockholm, Sweden
Sweden
eight tennis events were contested divided over two tournaments; an indoor covered courts tournament, played on wood, held from May 5 until May 12 and an outdoor hard court tournament, played on clay, held from June 28 until July 5.[1] Tennis
Tennis
on covered courts was agreed initially for the 1912 Games, with competitions run for gentlemen's singles and doubles, ladies' singles and mixed doubles.[2] The outdoor tournament was confirmed once the Östermalm
Östermalm
Athletic Grounds were completed in late 1911, with the plans modified to have both indoor and outdoor tournaments.[3] Six countries sent players for the covered court competitions, with representatives from Sweden, Great Britain, Denmark, France, Australasia
Australasia
and Bohemia
Bohemia
appearing
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Great Britain At The 1908 Summer Olympics
Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed as the host nation of the 1908 Summer Olympics
1908 Summer Olympics
in London. The British Olympic Association was the National Olympic Committee responsible for organizing the United Kingdom's representation. At the time British athletes competed under the team name "United Kingdom".[1] The British team comprised 676 competitors.[2] A number of Irish athletes boycotted the games in protest at British refusals to grant Irish Home Rule. During the opening ceremony, American athletes did not dip their flag to the British royalty in support of the Irish boycott, a tradition the U.S. continues to this day.[3] It was the fourth appearance of the country, which has not missed any of the Summer Olympic Games
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