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World History of Highland Games Paperback – Dec 10 2011


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  • Paperback: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Luath Press Ltd; 1 edition (Dec 10 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906307482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906307486
  • Product Dimensions: 17.7 x 1.9 x 21.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 699 g
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‘Highland games were the model for the Olympics, a former top Games official has revealed in a new book. David Webster, life vice-president of the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland and a former Olympic office bearer, said his research shows the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, incorporated several events he witnessed at a Highland games held at the Paris Exhibition of 1889.’ THE GLASGOW HERALD

 

About the Author

David P Webster has been described as the leading authority on Highland Games after being involved in the sport for over fifty years. A champion in his own right and an authority at the highest level in Scottish leisure and recreational authorities, he organises and commentates at Highland gatherings in every continent. Webster officiated at Olympic Games in Rome, Mexico City and Munich and has served in numerous positions on the Commonwealth Games Council for Scotland since 1957; he is now the Council's Life Vice President. He has received many national and international honours including an OBE at Buckingham Palace in 1995. A prolific writer, his books on Highland Games prove very popular.


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