The Olympic Games Fund (11 october 1913)
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
The Olympic Games Fund
LETTER FROM SIR A. CONAN DOYLE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Sir, — The progress of the Olympic Fund is sure and steady, but it must be admitted that it is slow. This is due, in my opinion, to the idea in the minds of the public that the Games are three years distant, so that they dismiss the subject from their immediate attention under the impression that there is plenty of time. But this is a fallacy. Seed time is rapidly passing. When harvest-time comes not all the money in England will buy the crop if it has not been planted now. Three years hence we, like every other nation, will be intensely interested in the great international contest in Berlin. We must see to it now, in this autumn of 1913, that we have not then to look back with bitterness and reflect that our preparations came too late.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, Oct. 10.
- Our Olympic Failure (22 july 1912, Evening Standard)
- The Olympic Games (30 july 1912, The Times)
- Britain and the Olympic Games (2 august 1912, The Times)
- Britain and the Olympic Games (8 august 1912, The Times)
- The Olympic Games (22 march 1913, The Saturday Review)
- Olympic Committee (25 march 1913, Sporting Life)
- Olympic Games Lethargy (24 may 1913, Daily Express)
- The Olympic Games (27 august 1913, The Times)
- The Olympic Games Fund (13 september 1913, The Times)
- Some Views on the Olympic Talent Fund (Christmas 1913, Stock Exchange Christmas Annual)
- Preface of The Evolution of the Olympic Games 1829 B.C-1914 A.D., by F.A.M. Webster (may 1914, Heath, Cranton & Ouseley Ltd.)