In the Athens 1896 Olympic Games, the first Olympic Games of the modern era, Edwin Flack won the 800 metre and 1500 metre athletic events. Flack was one of the most popular athletes at the 1896 Games and became fondly known as the 'Lion of Athens'.
Edwin Flack owned and operated a dairy farm in Berwick and has been laid to rest in the Berwick Cemetery. A statue commemorating Flack and his athletic achievements stands in the median strip of High Street, Berwick.
The Australian Olympic Committee has recognised Flack's importance in Australian Olympic history and has adopted the name Edwin Flack Avenue to one of the streets adjacent to the Olympic Stadium in Homebush Bay, venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Visit the Edwin Flack sites
The photos below show the different sites dedicated to Edwin Flack.
Edwin Flack Reserve
This was the site of the Community Celebration on August 7, 2000.
See the Edwin Flack Reserve on Google Maps.
Edwin Flack Statue
Located at the median strip near 33 High St, Berwick VIC 3806.
Edwin Flack's property
This property is now known as 'Burnbank Estate' and can be found at 64 Beaumont Rd, Berwick VIC 3806.
Edwin Flack's grave
Edwin Flack was laid to rest at Berwick Cemetery.