Former Weybridge resident wins Olympic historian award
WEYBRIDGE — Stephen L. Harris of Anthem, Ariz., formerly of Weybridge, recently received the 2016 Vikelas Plaque awarded by the International Society of Olympic Historians (IHOS) for his many contributions to Olympic history.
The Vikelas Plaque was presented to Harris in Anthem by ISOH President David Wallechinsky. Harris served as editor and now associate editor of the “Journal of Olympic History” beginning in 2001. In 1996, he authored “100 Golden Olympians: 100 Years of Achievement,” a book written for the U.S. Olympic Committee to honor America’s greatest living gold medalists as part of the 100th anniversary of the Modern Olympics Games.
He was also senior writer on three best-selling CD-ROM histories, including “Olympic Gold: A 100-Year History of the Summer Olympic Games.” “Olympic Gold” won the 1996 Gold Milia d’Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival as “Best Reference Title in the World.”
The former editor of General Electric’s worldwide corporate magazine, “Monogram,” Harris has written four books on World War I, among them an award-winning trilogy about New York City’s National Guard regiments in the war.
Harris and his wife, Sue, former coordinator of Middlebury College’s Ross Commons, lived in Weybridge from 1999 to 2015, before moving to Arizona.
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