Monthly Archives: January 2014

History of Sport: 1872 to 1874

  The major developments in sport in the years 1872 to 1874   1872 Harry Gem founds the Leamington Club, the oldest club for tennis. The first F.A. Cup Final is played at The Oval, London. The Wanderers win the … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman of 2013 – Teddy Riner

2013 was one of those years when nobody stood out as being a clear choice as the outstanding sportsman. There have been many very good performances but few that have been truly exceptional. My shortlist for sportsman of 2013 is: … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Team of 2013 – Vakıfbank İstanbul Women’s Volleyball Team

My shortlist for the best team in world sport in 2013: GB women’s  cycling team pursuit squad. The team has won every world cup race they have entered and have reduced the world record at will.  The team took another three … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of 2013 – Kaori Icho

These are some of the leading contenders in my consideration for the best sportswoman in the world in 2013: Jessica Fox won four out of five world cup races in C1 slalom canoe. She also won gold at the world … Continue reading

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My Favourite Sporting Moments From 2013

Here are some of the happenings in the world of sport that caught my imagination last year. In tennis I have been a fan of Sabine Lisicki for a few years and her run to the final at Wimbledon was … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle Awards: British Sportsman of the Year 2013 – Mo Farah

My thoughts on the best British sportsmen of 2013. Leigh Halfpenny was runner-up to Andy Murray as BBC Sports Personality of the Year, probably with a lot of support from Welsh voters. He was the Player of the Tournament in … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle Awards: British Team of the Year 2013 – GB Women’s Team Pursuit Cyclists

My thoughts about which British team was the best of 2013. As I mentioned in my post about the best sportswoman of 2013 I seriously considered Charlotte Dujardin and her horse Valegro for Team of the Year. As I opted … Continue reading

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