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"the prize at Olympia" [LAST] 



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 Holmes 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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