Parliamentary Olympians

These Olympic medals and memorabilia were displayed in an exhibition in Parliament in 2010. They are from the collections of Olympians who also became members of the House of Commons or House of Lords.

Parliamentarians at the Olympic and Paralympic Games: full list

A number of members of the House of Lords and House of Commons, past and present, have competed in the Olympic and Paralympic Games

Lord Higgins: Olympic competitor's blazer badge, 1952

Lord Higgins was a member of the British Olympics team in 1946 and 1952

Sir Menzies Campbell: Olympic running vest and blazer

Sir Menzies Campbell competed for the British Olympic team in 1964

Lord Glentoran: Olympic gold medal for bobsleigh

Lord Glentoran won gold for the British Olympic team in the 1964 Winter Olympics

Lord Moynihan: Olympic silver medal for Rowing (Eights)

Lord Moynihan won silver as cox for the British rowing eights at the 1980 Olympic Games

Lord Coe: Olympic running shoes

View Lord Coe's Olympic running shoes, which he wore when he won four Olympic medals in 1980 and 1984

External links

A directory of archival sources relating to the modern Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Explore the Parliamentary Collections for images and documents from the Parliamentary Archives about the Olympic Games
 

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Written by researchers of the House of Commons Library, Olympic Britain tells the story of social and economic change in the UK since the two previous London Games in 1908 and 1948.