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Charlbury man in Olympics!

From the Oxford Mail:

"A West Oxfordshire man has taken part in his first Olympics - at the age of 69.

"Bill Allen has just returned from the games in China after officiating at the equestrian events, held in Hong Kong.

"While the eyes of millions of TV viewers around the globe watched the riders, he was one of the men and women in the background making sure the competition went smoothly.

"Mr Allen, of Lees Rest, in Charlbury, was starter and chief timekeeper for the cross-country round of the three-day event.

"His wife Ann was also there as a steward, helping to ensure the horses were fit and healthy."

Richard Fairhurst · Thu 21 Aug 2008, 20:27 · Link

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