I could not think of a better person for the job.
“Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman has composed a Hillsborough memorial symphony to open 2014’s Liverpool Biennial on 5 July.”
It’s the anniversary today. Yes, this the reason we watch matches from the Kop.
The Battle of Spion Kop was fought about 38 km 24 mi west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop1 along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900.
It was fought between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one hand and British forces during the Second Boer War during the campaign to relieve Ladysmith.
It was a British defeat.
So I’m just four generations too late for my gold medal.
ALL-TIME SUMMER OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS
1 United States 929
2 Germany* 400
3 Soviet Union 395
4 Great Britain 207
5 France 191
6 Italy 190
7 Other nations 2191