Solomons, Barney : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Solomons, Barney

Edwin Maurice Solomons

Sport:
rugby

Country Represented:
Great Britain

Years Competed:
1908

Medals Received:
silver

Olympic Info:
Solomons, and his brother Bert Solomons, represented Great Britan in rugby at the 1908 London Games, the second time the sport was included in the Olympic program. The British Olympic Committee decided that the rugby team would not be a national team, but would be selected from Cornwall, the county championship team from the previous year. Solomons started in replacement for a player named Bennetts in the only match of the Games, which was played against Australia. Despite losing to the Australians, 32-3, Barney and the rest of the British team were awarded the silver medal.

Career Highlights:
Solomons, the brother of Irish national captain Bert Solomons, played at Dublin University in the 1910s.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Ireland


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References:
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
The Jewish Almanac, edited by Richard Siegel and Carl Rheins (New York: Bantam Books, 1980)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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