Monthly Archives: September 2014

World Sports Hall of Fame 1924: Louis Cyr, John B. Kelly Snr, Joe Malone and Carl Osburn

My latest additions to the Hall of Fame are: Louis Cyr (Canada – Weightlifting) – he gained international fame for his feats of strength before proper competitions became established.  He worked as a lumberjack and toured to compete against the … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1924

My four inductees to the British Hall of Fame for 1924 are: Harold Abrahams (Athletics) – The Olympic 100m champion of 1924 where he also won a silver medal in the sprint relay.  At those Games he set British records … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1887 and 1888

Here are some of the main events that occurred in sport in 1887 and 1888:- 1887 Preston North End beat Hyde 26-0 in an FA Cup tie at Deepdale.  This remains the highest score in a major English club competition. … Continue reading

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