Monthly Archives: March 2014

The History of Sport: 1877 and 1878

The main events in sport from 1877 and 1878 1877 The first English cross-country championships to be held successfully. Percy Stenning wins the race. The rules of Eton Fives are codified. The Oxford and Cambridge boat race finishes in a … Continue reading

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British Sport Hall of Fame 1920: Steve Bloomer, C.B.Fry, Arthur Gore, Jack Watts

My latest additions to the British Hall of Fame are: Steve Bloomer (Football) One of the greatest goal scorers around the turn of the 20th century. He played 23 times for England from 1895 to 1907 and scored 28 goals. … Continue reading

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The Greatest Long-Track Speed Skaters

There are a host of different championships these days for speed-skating which makes it hard to compare with long ago when there were only Olympic and world all-round championships.  The world all-round championships first took place in 1889, Olympisc in … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1919: Alberto Braglia, James Braid, Fanny Durack and Jack Johnson

As much of the competitive sport in the world came to a halt during the First World War it is difficult to find suitable candidates for the Halls of Fame for that period.  For that reason I have decided to … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1875 and 1876

The major developments in sport in 1875 and 1876 1875 An English Hockey Association was founded. Hurlingham Polo Association draws up the first English rules of the sport. Ninian Finlay plays rugby for Scotland against England aged 17 years and … Continue reading

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