BRITISH WORKERS' SPORTS ASSOCIATION.
ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR TEAM FOR BARCELONA PEOPLES' OLYMPIAD.
JULY 19th - 22nd, 1936.
Transport House, Smith Square,
London S.W.1. 24th June 1936.
Arrangements for the British team to compete in the Barcelona Peoples' Olympiad are fastly gathering pace ; at least 30 participants will travel. Athletes, boxers, cyclists, and swimmers are expected to go over, and rowers may possibly be included, along with table-tennis players.
So great has been the responce throughout the world and so large have the number participants grown (they now being nearly 20,000) that the date of the commencement of the Olympiad has been advanced from the 22nd to 19th July.
The British team will include many well-known sportsmen. In athletics the following names have been received for consideration, and many of them will undoubtedly be chosen:-
S. JONES (Roath Harriers) Welsh 100 yds Champion.
H. GALLIVAN (Swansea Valley A.C.) Welsh Cross-country Champion
and B.W.S.A. national 3-mile Champion.
I. Gaylard (Mellingriffith S.C.) Welsh 440 yds Champion.
J. Alford (Roath Harriers) Welsh 1/2 mile, and mile, Champion.
Ken Harris (Roath Harriers) represented Wales in mile event at British Empire Games.
E. Sears (Essex Beagles) Essex 880 yds Champion.
J.L. Rees (Swansea Valley A.C.) R.G.Hopkin (Swansea Valley AC)
D. James (Swansea Valley A.C.) C.G. Cupid (Swansea Valley A.C.).
Glamorgan 220 yds Champion, and for many years sprint champion of Wales, and European Workers' sprint champion.
M. Cullen (Swansea Valley A.C.)
C.G. Sim (Elswick Harriers) Northern 220 yds and Long Jump Champion.
L.R.Pearce (Hants 380 yds and mile Champion.
Included in the Tennis team will be Bernard Bamber one of the leading players in the West Country, holder for many years of the B.W.S.A Men's Singles Championship, and present joint holder of Men's Doubles. He recently won the International Workers' Tournament held in Paris, in both Men's Singles and Doubles events.
The National Clarion Cycling is sending two of its leading cyclists to compete in the 100km event at Barcelona, and other sections of the Clarion are also forming teams.
Every day brings new applications for the team; the interest aroused in such a short space of time is truly remarkable. The success of the Peoples' Olympiad is assured in spite of opposition given it in many quarters.