Forty-four years of the Diaz-Flor Olympic silver in Montreal-76

The silver medal obtained by the K-4 at the Montreal’76 Games, the first of the 16 Olympic medals of Spanish canoeing, turned 44 this Friday, as recalled by the Spanish Federation. The ceutí José Ramón López Díaz-Flor was part of that boat. Herminio Menéndez, Luis Gregorio Ramos Misioné, the ceutí José Ramón López Díaz-Flor and José María Esteban Celorrio, the crew of that boat, predict that the Spanish Olympic harvest will increase with at least three other medals in Tokyo …

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Silver river. William Carr Beresford and a haunting ghost story

In Northern Ireland, more precisely in the city of Coleraine, Lady Nicola Sophia Hamilton woke up with shock and dismay. This morning in October 1693, she shook her husband, Sir Tristram Beresford, until he managed to open her eyes. Still startled, she informed him that she was pregnant, that a boy would be born and that when she grew up, she would marry a niece of Lord Tyrone. The husband was trying to react when Lady Hamilton told him that …

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