Monthly Archives: February 2013

A question from women’s skiing

  Watching the world skiing championships last week reminded me of a question that  occurs to me when watching women’s skiing.  Nearly every competitor in the women’s events seemed to have long hair.  Given the speed at which skiers travel … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1850 to 1854

Some of the main developments in sport in the early 1850s 1850s First downhill ski races held. The game of croquet is introduced (in Hampshire). 1850 The origins of the game of Rugby Fives, a ball and court game similar … Continue reading

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A convenient loss for Australia helps them win the womens cricket World Cup

Sometimes in sport losing a match can be useful. So it proved at the recent women cricket World Cup.  The two best sides in the world in most peoples’ opinions are Australia and England. England have invested a large amount … Continue reading

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Farewell to Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington has announced that she would be ending her competitive swimming career. She has left some wonderful memories. It is always a bit more special when you have followed someone’s career as they have progressed through the ranks. I … Continue reading

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Today’s Dilemma: Which team do I support in the Superbowl?

  “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a sports fan in possession of no affiliation to either team must be in want of one to support.” To add my version to the often paraphrased opening line of “Pride and … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1909

The choices for my world Hall of Fame for 1909 are: Zoltan Halmay (Hungary – Swimming) – won two gold medals at the 1904 Olympics and another at the 1906 Intercalated Games. He won a total of nine medals in … Continue reading

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