Monthly Archives: November 2012

World Hall of Fame 1907

Gentleman Jim Corbett (USA – Boxing) : World heavyweight boxing champion from 1892 – 1897. His innovations in technique are credited with taking the sport forward from the brawling style of fighting. Jaap Eden (Netherlands – Cycling/Speed Skating) – The only man … Continue reading

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Motor Racing:Formula One World Champions

  The Formula One World Drivers’ Championship (WDC) is awarded by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to the most successful Formula One racing car driver over a season, as determined by a points system based on Grand Prix results. … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1907

Four more members of my Hall of Fame. This time for 1907. Wilfred Baddeley (Tennis) – Won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon three times in 1891, 1892 and 1895. He was only 19 when he won the first of these. … Continue reading

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Tennis:Davis Cup

The Davis Cup is the most important men’s team competition in tennis. It was first played for in 1900. Results Davis Cup Year Winner Runner-up 1900 United States British Isles 1902 United States British Isles 1903 British Isles United States … Continue reading

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Tennis:ATP World Tour Finals

The results of the ATP World Tour Finals, the end of season tournament for the leading players of the year. Singles  (Winner and Runner-Up) 1970 Stan Smith Round Robin 1971 Ilie Nastase Round Robin 1972 Ilie Nastase Stan Smith 1973 … Continue reading

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Horse Racing:Melbourne Cup Winners and Records

The Melbourne Cup is the most famous horse race in Australia. It is run on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington racecourse over a distance of 3200 metres. Winners   (Horse and Jockey) 1861 Archer John Cutts 1862 Archer … Continue reading

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World Sailor of the Year Award Winners

The award was inaugurated in 1994 by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and is open to sailors in all disciplines including match racing, Olympic classes and Round the World races. Winners MEN 1994 Peter Blake (NZL) and Robin Knox-Johnston (GBR) … Continue reading

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