Monthly Archives: March 2013

Australia’s Greatest Sportswomen

A poll conducted in early 2013 to choose Australia’s Top 100 Sportswomen of All Time. These are the top 25 with my notes on the Top Ten. I think this is a pretty fair selection. I know about all of … Continue reading

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Sports History: 1855 to 1859

Some of the major events in sport in the late 1850s: 1855 Ice-hockey was probably played for the first time in North America at Kingston,Ontario James Kelly and Jack Smith fought for 6 hours and 15 minutes in Victoria, Australia … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Track Cyclists Of All-Time

In the second of my own rankings of the all-time greats in different sports I turn my attention to cycling. Women have only relatively recently competed in major championships on the track. World championships only began in the late 1950s … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall Of Fame 1910

Four more of my choices for the Hall of Fame: John Flanagan (USA – Athletics) – Three-time gold medallist at the Olympic Games in the hammer (in  1900,1904 and 1908) . He set several world records at the event, two … Continue reading

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6 Nations Rugby:First Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Just after half-time of the opening game of this year’s 6 Nations rugby championship Wales were trailing Ireland by 30 points to 3 in Cardiff. You could be forgiven for thinking that one of these countries will be contending for … Continue reading

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The Greatest 100 metre Runners of All-Time (Men)

I  have made a few posts in the past giving expert opinions on who were the greatest in a particular sport. Now I’m going to start giving some of my own verdicts on the all-time greats of sport. I’ll try … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1910

Four more choices for my British Hall of Fame, recognising achievements made up to 1910. John Day (Horse Racing) – Jockey who rode 16 winners in English Classics between 1826 and 1841. Then became a trainer and won seven more … Continue reading

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