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

Posted in All-time Greats | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Sports History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All-time Greats, Cycling | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Hall of Fame | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Rugby Union | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in All-time Greats, Athletics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Hall of Fame | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

World Cycling Championships: Becky James Comes of Age

The world cycling championships which just took place in Minsk was the first major global championships of the new Olympic cycle looking towards Rio. These championships were a little weak because of the timing of the track champs these days. … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | Tagged , | Leave a comment