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British Games


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Organised by the News of the World
A visit to the White City Stadium to see some of the international inter-club and open athletic events.
In the International Club match Orgryte (Sweden), Tjalve-Orn (Norway), Slavia-Sparta (Czechoslovakia), Racing Club de Brussels (Belgium) will oppose Polytechnic and Achilles (Great Britain)
An attempt will be made by Viljo Heino (The 'Flying' Finn) on the British six miles record. This race will be run as a yacht handicap.
The United States of America will be represented in the Open Events by Ed Conwell, holder of U.S.A. national indoor sixty yard title; Roy Cochrane (Los Angeles Athletic Club); Joe Nowicki; T. Quinn


Athlete: Viljo Heino
Athlete: Ed Cornwell
Athlete: Roy Cochrane
Athlete: Joe Nowicki
Athlete: T. Quinn
Commentator: Jack Crump
Commentator: Ian Orr-Ewing

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