Monthly Archives: September 2013

British Sports Hall of Fame 1913:Bill Bailey, James Braid, George Lohmann and H.W.Stevenson

Four more additions to my choices for the Hall of Fame Bill Bailey (Cycling) – winner of the world amateur sprint title four times (in 1909-11 and 1913. He missed the 1912 championships because of the cost of getting there). … Continue reading

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Athletics All-Time Greatest 10,000 metre Runners: Emil Zatopek and Tirunesh Dibaba

My choice of the Top Ten 10,000m runners of all-time. For full biographies from Wikipedia please click on the names of the athletes. MEN 1  Emil Zátopek (Czechoslovakia) 2 Paavo Nurmi (Finland) 3  Haile Gebrselassie(Ethiopia) 4  Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 5  Ilmari Salminen (Finland) 6 Ron … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1863 to 1865

What was happening in sport in the mid 1860s   1863 The Football Association was formed in England. John Scott trains his 4oth English Classic horse race winner. James L. Plimpton of New York patents the first four-wheeled roller-skate. The … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1912

Four more Hall of Famers. Click on the name for a full biography of the sportsman. Charles Daniels (USA/Swimming) – Won 4 Olympic gold medals in 1904 and 1908 (plus one at the 1906 intercalated games) at freestyle events. At … Continue reading

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