Uganda. 'Bob Mathias visits Uganda: Bob Mathias, the 26 year old Olympic Decathlon...

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Details of INF 10/373/7
Reference: INF 10/373/7
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Uganda. 'Bob Mathias visits Uganda: Bob Mathias, the 26 year old Olympic Decathlon champion and America's greatest all-round athlete has visited Uganda on a "goodwill tour", sponsored by the United States Information Services. Mathias spent four days in Uganda giving demonstrations and holding formal discussions with athletes, sports leaders and other interested people'. 'Mathias demonstrates putting the shot. When confronted with a left hander he immediately changed hands himself, he is normally right-handed, and his left handed throw was not far off the Uganda record'.

Photograph No.: K. 22060.

Official Uganda photograph compiled by Central Office of Information. Hand stamp of Camera Press Limited and publicity statement on reverse.

Date: [1966]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 967.61/790
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Open Immediately

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