Olympic Medal and Noble Prize Winner
Philip John Noel-Baker, a British politician, diplomat, academic, eccentric amateur athlete and he promoted to disarm
He took up the British team flag and won the silver medal in the 1500m, at Antwerp’s 1920 Summer Olympics, and the 1959 [Nobel Peace Prize
He is the only person who won the Olympic Medal and received the Nobel Prize.
He contended in the Olympic Games prior and then afterward the First World War. He kept running for Great Britain in the 800 meters and 1500 meters at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, achieving the final of the 1500 meters,
He was captain of the British track group for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and carried the flag. He won his initial race in the 800 meters yet then focused on the 1500 meters, winning the silver medal. He was captain again at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, however, did not contend
His political career with the Labour Party began in 1924 when he stood, unsuccessfully, for Parliament in the Conservative safe seat of Birmingham Handsworth. He was elected as the member for Coventry in 1929 and served as parliamentary private secretary to the Foreign Secretary Arthur Henderson. He lost his seat in 1931 but remained Henderson’s assistant while Henderson was president of the World Disarmament Conference in Geneva in 1932 to 1933
He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. He supported multilateral nuclear disarmament and opposed a policy of unilateral disarmament. In 1977, he was made a life peer as Baron Noel-Baker, of the City of Derby, and was an active supporter of disarmament into the 1980s. He was president of the International Council of Sports Science and Physical Education from 1960 to 1976.