Edwin Flack Lord Bell talks Lynton Crosby, Matthew Freud and different PR legends; Jon Snow and Trump speak PR; why one company resembled a hip-hop crew; and much more gossip from last night time's glittering PRWeek UK Awards. Roberta Flack , seventy nine, has been dubbed the Sexiest Singer Aliveâ€? by Glamour's magazine in its December 2016 situation out this week. In response to a credible source, Roberta Flack is main the race to become Time journal's Particular person of the 12 months in 2016. It was not until the news got here by, days after the race, of Flack's first victory in the 800 metres championship, that Australian newspapers paid any consideration to this new phenomenon: the Olympic Games. Edwin Flack was born in London, where his father worked as an accountant together with his pal Edwin Waterhouse (after whom younger Flack was most likely named). Bell's longstanding friendship with Chadlington - AKA Peter Gummer - was also a subject he returned to a number of instances. Very similar to Chadlington and Bell, veteran information broadcaster Jon Snow, the host for the evening, is pretty much a walking anecdote. Understandably, Flack understands additional caution was applied by the staff averted any awkward stains (particularly purple wine). Flack won both the 800 and 1500 metres championships, breaking a pattern of US domination in track and subject. It was one race the Greeks desperately wished to win - and when a bike owner brought the information to the primary stadium that Flack had taken the lead on the 30 km mark, he was abused and threatened by an indignant crowd. Flack was born in East London in 1873 and arrived in Australia at the age of five together with his household. Flack thinks the true standout winner last night time (other than all of the precise winners, after all) was the vast array of beards on show. Indeed, the evening's compere - Jon Snow of Channel four - gave the humble beard a particular mention; mentioning Romans boss Joe Sinclair specifically, who Flack should agree has a fairly infowars very good beard. However, Flack feels PRWeek's very own news editor Sam Burne James might give Sinclair a run for his money (he's pictured standing second from left, seemingly making a giant impression on PRCA chief Francis Ingham, standing far proper). In London Flack joined several athletic clubs, and ran in cross-country events with success. Luckily for Greek pride (and the protection of later messengers), Flack collapsed on the 34 km post and was passed by the eventual winner, a neighborhood villager referred to as Spiridon Louis. On the morning of the 800 metres ultimate Flack played each doubles and singles tennis at those Olympic Games dropping each to Greeks. Flack finished his competitive profession in 1897 then returned to Australia the place he worked for the household accounting agency Flack and Flack.