Great Britain (the name under which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland competes at the Olympics) sent a wide-ranging delegation to the 2004 Summer Olympics, continuing its ubiquitous presence in the Olympic games — the only country to have sent competitors to every summer and winter games since the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896. Great Britain's 271 athletes competed in 22 disciplines throughout the two-week event.
The British Olympic Association (BOA) is responsible for the United Kingdom's participation in the Olympic Games. It was formed on 24 May 1905 at the House of Commons. The first chairman of the BOA was Lord Desborough. It originally had representatives of 7 sports but now all 35 Olympic sports have a member. The BOA has been responsible for the United Kingdom being one of only three countries (with France and Switzerland) that have competed at all summer and winter Olympic Games since 1896.
The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. The Great Britain team included 69-year old equestrian Lorna Johnstone - the oldest British athlete ever to appear in the Olympic Games.
The United Kingdom competed as Great Britain at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR. British athletes have competed in every Summer Olympic Games. Unlike the United States, the UK government allowed its athletes to choose whether to compete, and only a few athletes chose to stay away. There was a token boycott of the opening ceremony, the Olympic flag was raised for UK medal winners and the Olympic anthem played for the five gold medalists.
The 1920 International Lawn Tennis Challenge was the 15th edition of what is now known as the Davis Cup. The Netherlands joined the competition for the first time. "Big" Bill Tilden and "Little" Bill Johnston made their debut for the United States, and would not lose a rubber the entire tournament. In the challenge round, they reclaimed the cup from Australia. The final was played at the Domain Cricket Club in Auckland, New Zealand on 30 December - 1 January 1921.
The 1920 British Home Championship was an international football tournament played during the 1919–20 season between the British Home Nations. Wales eventually took the trophy as the first of three victories they claimed during the 1920s, their last undisputed triumphs. The competition marked an important watershed in British football as part of the first full season played following the First World War, which had killed, wounded or retired many prominent players of the 1914 competition.
The British tomb of The Unknown Warrior holds an unidentified British soldier killed on a European battlefield during the First World War. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, London on 11 November 1920, simultaneously with a similar interrment of a French unknown soldier at the Arc de Triomphe in France, making both tombs the first to honour the unknown dead of the First World War. It is the first example of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century lasted from 1501 to 1600. During the 16th century, Spain and Portugal explored and conquered the world seas. Latin America became a Spanish colony, while Portugal became the master of the Indian Ocean. In Europe, the Protestant Reformation gave a major blow to the authority of the Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church.
Mahlon (Sandy) Apgar, IV, is an international authority on housing, infrastructure, and real estate, a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center and Senior Advisor on Real Estate to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). As a partner of BCG and McKinsey & Company, and founder of his own firm, he has served as consultant to many global corporations and to national government agencies in the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and other countries.
Alexander Dmitrievich Tsiuryupa was a Soviet state and Party figure. 1917—1921 — Vice-chief and, later, Chief of food of RSFSR 1922—1923 — Vice-chief of Sovnarkom of RSFSR, USSR 1923—1925 — Chief of Gosplan of USSR 1925—1928 — Narkom of external and internal trade of USSR On his official duties he faced a tough problem of food supplies of the starving newly created republic. In October 1917 he successfully organized the trainloads of bread, seized from Ukrainian farmers, to Petrograd.
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