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Chris Hoy Gold Post Box - Edinburgh, Scotland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 55° 57.134 W 003° 11.786
30U E 487733 N 6200780
Quick Description: This gold post box dedicated to Olympian Chris Hoy is located in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/21/2014 12:21:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMMH5X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
A gold plaque on the post box reads:

This post box has been painted
gold by Royal Mail to celebrate
Chris Hoy
Gold Medal Winner
London 2012 Olympic Games
Cycling: Track - Men's Team Spring

The following information about Chris Hoy is from Wikipedia:

"Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE (born 23 March 1976) is a British former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.

Hoy is an eleven-time world champion and six-time Olympic champion. With a total of seven Olympic medals, six gold and one silver, Hoy is the most decorated Olympic cyclist of all time.

With his three gold medals in 2008 Summer Olympics, Hoy became Scotland's most successful Olympian, the first British athlete to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games since Henry Taylor in 1908, and the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time. After winning a further two gold medals (in the keirin and team sprint) at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Hoy has won more Olympic gold medals (six), and total medals (seven, tied with fellow cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins) than any other British athlete."

Information about this and other gold post boxes can be found online at the Gold Postbox Finder website.

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