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Britain's oldest Olympian still going strong with Barchester

Britain's oldest Olympian still going strong with Barchester
15th May 2009

Godfrey Rampling, Britain's oldest Olympian and the only surviving gold medallist from the 1936 Games, has celebrated his 100th birthday with Barchester Healthcare.

The sporting great and father of famous actress Charlotte is now a resident of Bushey House Beaumont Care Home and competed in the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1932, getting a silver medal behind the US.

Mr Rampling and his teammates came back to snatch the 4 x 400m relay in the 1936 Berlin Games, famously refusing to deliver the Nazi salute on the podium to then-Fuhrer Adolf Hitler.

Following years with the Royal Artillery as a Lieutenant Colonel and being attached to Nato, Mr Rampling retired from service in 1958.

Bushey House Beaumont Care Home is based in Hertfordshire and is a grade II-listed building, with accommodation ranging from luxury apartments for independent living to the main house, with tailored care plans for each resident.

It also holds a Barchester five-star dining standard and the head chef won a national award as part of the Cooking with Care initiative.

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