Monthly Archives: February 2012

Boxing:Ring Magazine Ratings

The Ring magazine is widely regarded as the greatest authority on the sport of boxing.  In these days of many different bodies awarding world titles it can be difficult to know who actually is the best at each weight. The … Continue reading

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Rugby Union:Six Nations Championship

The rugby world cup in the autumn had certainly caused a fair amount of  upheaval in the following months and raised intriguing questions about the Six Nations. England’s shambolic efforts had led to a complete overhaul in the coaching staff, … Continue reading

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Football:All-time Greats and Award Winners

Statistics don’t always give a reliable guide to the greatest performers in all sports. Football is one such sport. As it is a team game the great individuals aren’t at the top of statistical lists. Particularly when measuring the performances … Continue reading

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Handball:all-time great players and award winners

  Information on some of the greatest players in the sport of Handball. For more details about the sport go to the website of the International Handball Federation (IHF) The winners of the IHF Player of the Year award for … Continue reading

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The Origins of Sports

I will be writing a series of articles giving some of the more notable dates in the evolution of sports. This isn’t a detailed analysis of those events, but gives the earliest knowledge we have of some modern-day sports, together … Continue reading

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American Football:NFL Greatest Players

In the autumn of 2010 the National Football League unveiled its list of the hundred greatest players in history. The list was decided by a panel of experts. Obtained from Footballguys.com. For more information on the players go to NFL.com  … Continue reading

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Football:African Nations Cup 2012

Every so often an event occurs in sport where it feels that fate has decided the outcome. This was how it felt watching the final of the African Cup of Nations football tournament. In 1993 a plane carrying the Zambian … Continue reading

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American Football Play-Offs 2012

The wild-card weekend went pretty much according to script with the home teams winning all four games. The one surprise was in Denver where the Broncos beat last year’s Superbowl losers the Pittsburgh Steelers. This was another game to add … Continue reading

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FIH Hockey Player of the Year and All-Star Teams

Information on awards given to the world’s top hockey players Each year since 1998 the international hockey federation (the FIH) chooses its player of the year. The 2011 women’s player of the year was only announced at the Champions Trophy … Continue reading

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Women’s Champions Trophy Hockey

The British women reached the final of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament for the first time in history. The Champions Trophy is an annual tournament for the top nations in the sport and is the most important event outside the … Continue reading

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