Has anyone won a Nobel Prize and Olympic medal?
Did you know Philip Noel-Baker is the only person to have both an Olympic and Nobel Prize medal? Noel-Baker was a British diplomat and amateur athlete who was passionate about disarmament. He won a silver medal for the 1,500 metres during the 1920 Summer Olympic Games.
Who is Noel-Baker?
Noel-Baker was the minister responsible for organising the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He moved to the Ministry of Fuel and Power in 1950. In the mid-1940s, Noel-Baker served on the British delegation to what became the United Nations, helping to draft its charter and other rules for operation as a British delegate.
Who got Nobel in peace?
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
Who is the only person to win an Olympic gold medal and an Oscar?
|Oscar Swahn at the 1912 Olympics|
|Born||20 October 1847 Götaland, Sweden|
|Died||1 May 1927 (aged 79) Stockholm, Sweden|
Who won first Nobel peace?
The Nobel Peace Prize 1901 was divided equally between Jean Henry Dunant “for his humanitarian efforts to help wounded soldiers and create international understanding” and Frédéric Passy “for his lifelong work for international peace conferences, diplomacy and arbitration.”
Who is the oldest person to win Olympic gold?
Oscar Swahn (Sweden) was in the winning Running Deer shooting team at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, aged 64 years 258 days on 4 July 1912.
Who was the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal?
Hélène de Pourtalès (born in New York City as Helen Barbey) was a Swiss sailor on the boat Lérina, which won the gold medal in the first race of the 1-2 ton class (which was part of the Olympic program) and silver medal in the second race of 1-2 ton class (part of the Expo program).