Monthly Archives: December 2012

World Hall of Fame 1908

  Ray Ewry (USA – Athletics)  – won eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908 plus two more at the Intercalated Games of 1906. These were in the standing high jump,long jump and triple jump. This is still the … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1840 to 1849

Notable events in sport in the 1840s. 1840 Fives Courts built at Eton College The glove or “Gant” is introduced to the sport of pelota vasca First modern athletics meeting held at Royal Shrewsbury School Hunt. The hunt members competed … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1908

Four more additions to my British Sports Hall of Fame. Jamie Anderson (Golf) – Winner of the Open golf championship in three consecutive years from 1877 to 1879. Was also runner-up twice (1873,1881). John Jarvis (Swimming) – Won two gold medals at … Continue reading

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Football:FA Cup Finals

The Football Association Challenge Cup, the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football, organised by and named after The Football Association (the FA). It is the oldest existing football competition in the world having commenced in the … Continue reading

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