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Scotland has many famous sportsmen and women. The tradition of Highland Games allows Scots to compete at a high level in Scottish sports.

Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon star
On 7 July 2013 Andy Murray made history by becoming the first British man in 77 years to win Wimbledon.

Chris Hoy - Olympic Cyclist star
Chris Hoy, winner of Olympic gold medals for track cycling in Athens, Beijing and London, was born in 1976 in Edinburgh. Hoy’s magnificent achievement of three gold medals in 2008 proved inspirational for a generation of young men and women who were aiming for the 2012 London Olympics.

David Wilkie - Olympic Swimmer star
David Wilkie, Scottish swimmer, won one gold and two silver Olympic medals. He set a trend for wearing both swimming cap and goggles during races, believing they helped streamline his motion in the water.

Eric Liddell - Olympic Runner star
Eroc Liddell, one of Scotland's most outstanding sportsmen, was also a deeply religious man. Liddell gained gold and set a world record in the 400 metres at the 1924 Paris Olympics. His story was part of the inspiration for the film Chariots of Fire.

Highland Games star
Last year, on a sunny August day, I had a memorable introduction to a well-known Scottish tradition - the Highland Games.

How To Bag A Munro star
The latest Scottish Culture article is about how to "bag" (climb) a munro - one of the 283 mountains over 3,000 feet high in Scotland.

Jocky Wilson - Darts Supremo star
Jocky Wilson died, aged 62 and two days, on 24 March 2012. Jocky lived and played hard, and as a premiere darts player is remembered for his love of life and mastery of his sport.

Olympic Sportsmen star
Scotland has produced some superb sportsmen, yet few have reached the heights of winning an Olympic gold. Here are some the Scottish men who have made it...

Olympic Women - Cook, Grainger, Robertson star
Think of famous Scottish Olympic sportepeople and names that come to mind might include Chris Hoy, Eric Liddell, David Wilkie... Yet inspiring Scottish women have also triumphed in Olympic sports - have you heard of Stephanie Cook, Katherine Grainger and Shirley Robertson?

Scottish Sports star
Scotland is a great holiday destination and provides some wonderful sports opportunities including climbing, fishing, golfing, munro bagging, skiing and snowboarding.

The Murray Brothers star
Andy and Jamie Murray - Scottish tennis players at the top of their game

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