Lord Glentoran
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Lord Lucan's role in helping win Olympic gold

Conservative peer Lord Glentoran tells of the chance breakfast encounter with Lord Lucan which set him on the road to Olympic bobsleigh gold.

Lord Glentoran tells BBC Parliament's First Past the Post that, while in St Moritz, Lord Lucan asked him: "Why don't you come up this afternoon to the run and see what you think?"

Seven years later Lord Glentoran won gold at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, 1964.

  • Watch the story of the Olympians in Parliament in First Past the Post on Wednesday 25 July at 21:00 BST on BBC Parliament
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