Monthly Archives: July 2014

The History of Sport – 1885 and 1886

1885 Snooker is introduced to Britain by John Roberts. John Roberts, Jr wins his 8th world title at billiards.  The Billiards Association is formed. The Grand National tobaggan race is founded. The first motorcycle is built by Gottlieb Daimler at … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1922: Peter Latham, Ralph Rose, Jim Thorpe and Tony Wilding

The latest inductees to my Hall of Fame, for 1922 are: Peter Latham (England – Rackets and Real Tennis) – the only man to hold the world titles for rackets and real tennis simultaneously. He held the world rackets title … Continue reading

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Women’s Golf – Most Wins in Majors

The most wins achieved at each of the four long-established major golf tournaments for women are:   Championship Most Wins   Kraft Nabisco Championship 3 Amy Alcott (US)  1983,88,91     3 Betsy King (US) 1987,90,97     3 Annika … Continue reading

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Greatest Achievements in “Sports” from the years 1000 to 1699

The second in my occasional series trying to decide who were the greatest sports people of their time.  The years from 1000 to 1700 saw very little organised sport where great individuals can be identified.  Most of my choices aren’t … Continue reading

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