Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Greatest Women Gymnasts: Larissa Latynina, Vera Caslavska, Ludmilla Tourisheva, Nadia Comeneci, Svetlana Khorkina

Choosing the greatest all-round female gymnast in history is difficult because the most dominant gymnasts were competing when the depth of competition was far less strong. There are five gymnasts who deserve consideration in my opinion. Larissa Latynina (Russia) – … Continue reading

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Baseball’s Greatest Teams In History

This is always a topic which causes great debate among baseball fans.  The most definitive article on the subject I have seen is in Baseball Almanac. This is Baseball Almanac’s verdict for teams from 1902 to 2005. See here for … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1868 and 1869

Some of the major events in sport in the years 1868 and 1869 1868 The first velocipede (bicycle) race took place at Parc de St.Cloud, Paris ( won by Dr.James Moore of Great Britain although there may have been other … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1913 – Josef Grafl, Stanley Ketchel, Lily Kronberger, Eric Lemming

  My choices for four new entries into the Hall of Fame based on achievements up to 1913. Josef Grafl (Austria- Weightlifting) – One of the pioneers of modern weightlifting. Winner of five world championships and one world cup between … Continue reading

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The Greatest Male Gymnasts: Uchimura, Scherbo, Dragulescu, Chechi, Ono, Li Xiaopeng and Magyar

My choice of the greatest gymnasts in history for the different events in the artistic gymnastics programme. All Around Kohei Uchimura (Japan) Floor Vitaly Scherbo (Belarus) Vault Marian Dragulescu (Romania) Rings Yuri Chechi (Italy) High Bar Takashi Ono (Japan) Parallel … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1866 and 1867

Notable events in the sporting world in 1866 and 1867.   1866 First skiing competitions held – the Holmenkollen Nordic events. Canoe club formed by John MaGregor at Richmond, Surrey “Throwing the Hammer” is introduced to the Varsity athletics match. … Continue reading

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Australian Rules Football Greatest Players

As with most sports there is considerable debate as to who is the greatest Aussie Rules footballer of all-time. Here are some of the contenders: To mark the 100th season of the Australian Football League (AFL) in 1996 a “Team … Continue reading

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