Ian Stark joins Scottish Sports Hall of Fame

  • Former European eventing champion Ian Stark has been inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

    During his career Ian Stark has amassed a total of 18 medals including four Olympic silver medals, four European eventing team golds and the individual gold in 1991. He also won Badminton Horse Trials three times. He was awarded an MBE in 1989 and an OBE in 2001.

    Ian and five other Scottish sports stars were awarded the honour on Tuesday 16 March.

    The Scottish Sports Hall of Fame was launched in 2002 to recognise and celebrate Scotland’s sporting heritage and to inspire younger generations. It has been developed by sportscotland and National Museums Scotland.

    Graeme Obree (cycling), Graeme Randall (judo), Richard Corsie (lawn bowls) Steve Hislop (motorcycle racing) and KG MacLeod (cricket and rugby) were also named.

    “Their achievements are nothing short of outstanding and it is absolutely right that they should be honoured by the nation for their contribution to sport,” said sportscotland chair Louise Martin.

    “Throughout their careers Graeme, Ian, Graeme, Richard, Steve and KG have all demonstrated the determination and dedication it takes to succeed in their chosen sports. By celebrating their success today, I hope that we can inspire future generations to emulate their heroes and create their own place in Scotland’s sporting history.”

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