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School Receives Olympic Officials Blazer

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Beijing 2008 Olympics Officials Blazer has been presented to Bolton School by Gus Pinker, FINA Technical Water Polo Committee Member from South Africa. Gus has been a Commonwealth Games Official three times, and the Tokyo 2020 will be his fifth Olympic Games. His first major final was at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, where he also worked with staff and pupils from Bolton School.

He presented his Beijing Officials Blazer to a group of four Bolton School Alumni who are now Senior International water polo players: Charles Booth, Aaron Winstanley (who also now teachers at the Junior Boys' School), Lewis Daley and Ed Scott.

The blazer will go on display as part of the School's collection of sporting memorabilia in the Boys' Division Dining Hall, which is designed to “inspire the next generation”. The School is delighted to accept this kind donation from Gus and hope that on his next visit to the UK he will be able to come to School to address the pupils in person.

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