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Sir A. Conan Doyle and the B.O.C.

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Sir A. Conan Doyle and the B.O.C. is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in the Daily Express No. 4132 on 5 july 1913.



Sir A. Conan Doyle and the B.O.C.

Daily Express No. 4132 (p. 8)

BRITAIN HAS THE MEN AND THE ORGANISATION.

"ALL WE NEED IS MONEY."

To the Editor of the "Express."

Sir, — In answer to the article in to-day's "Express," it must be evident that an ill-timed appeal for funds would be disastrous, since the future success of the British team must depend largely upon the result. The money market is still unfavourable, and there is already one large appeal for what is really a national object before the public.

In the meantime, money is being found for every immediate purpose. Even if the money were in hand; it could not be allotted until the plans of every one of the governing bodies of sport had been examined and reported upon. Thus no time is actually being lost by the British Olympic Council.

I trust that when the appeal does appear we shall have the hearty support of the "Express" and its patriotic readers. We have the men and we have the organisation. All we need now is the money. But that is essential.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.






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