Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?

newspaper publisher
inventor of hot air baloon
governor of Canada
early balooning pioneer
James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was pub­lish­er of the New York Herald. He spon­sored many sport and ex­plo­ration events, in­clud­ing the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stan­ley's trip to Africa to find David Liv­ing­stone. He es­tab­lished three Gordon Bennett Cups : for in­ter­na­tion­al yacht­ing, for au­to­mo­bile races and for baloon­ing. The last one con­tin­ues to this day.

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