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Louis Charles Baillon, the first Olympic gold medal for the Falklands, London 1908

Wednesday, April 17th 2024 - 10:05 UTC
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Argentina is usurping the name of Falkland Islands born Louis Charles Baillon, as the first “Argentine Malvinas” Islander to win a gold medal in the London 1908 Summer Olympics, 'mistakenly' playing for the wrong side, the English field hockey national team. Such are the reports in some Buenos Aires media who insist in considering Louis Baillon an Argentine, born in the Falklands, (Fox Bay 1881) and who left the Islands forever in 1888 when he was seven years old. Read full article

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  • FitzRoy

    So, not Argentine at all then? Typical of Argentina, childish idiocy at play, as usual!

    Apr 20th, 2024 - 08:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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