Photograph of Jack Lovelock and Harold Abrahams broadcasting for early television, 19 Mar 1939
Reference Number: MSX-2264-064
A photograph from Jack Lovelock's albums showing Lovelock and Harold Abrahams reporting on the Varsity Sports at the White City Stadium in London.After his Olympic victory Lovelock was able to build a career as a sports journalist and broadcaster while he continued with his advanced medical studies. Harold Abrahams was the doyen of sports broadcasting at this time. It was he who gave the famously excited BBC commentary on Lovelock's Olympic victory, losing all composure, and objectivity, as Lovelock burst for home - `Come on, Jack! A hundred yards to go! Come on, jack! My God, he's done it. Jack, come on! Lovelock wins! Five yards, six yards, he wins. He's won. Hooray!'.
Extent: 1 pagePhotograph 245mm x 185mm, on page 200mm x 260mm, with mss annotations. Manuscript
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