Charley Paddock and Paavo Nurmi – the brightest stars of 100 years ago

Charley Paddock and Paavo Nurmi – the brightest stars of 100 years ago

The year is 1921. David Lloyd George is Britain’s Prime Minister with Winston Churchill appointed Colonial Secretary, the King of the United Kingdom and Emperor of India is George V, Warren Harding is inaugurated as U.S. president, Vladimir Lenin heads the government of Soviet Russia, Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) is born, Bill Tilden and Suzanne Lenglen are the Wimbledon champions and Jack Dempsey holds the world heavyweight title. So what is happening in athletics?

Source: World Athletics

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