Monthly Archives: October 2014

World Sports Hall of Fame 1925: Benny Leonard, Duke Kahanamoku, Jimmy Smith and Kalle Anttila

My choices for the 1925 Hall of Fame are: Benny Leonard (USA – Boxing) – won the world lightweight title in 1917 and retained it until he retired in 1924.  In that period his only defeat was when he stepped … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1889 and 1890

Some of the major events in sport from 1889 and 1890 1889 Preston North End win the inaugural Football League championship unbeaten (an achievement that will not be equalled until 2003–04 by Arsenal). Preston also wins the FA Cup without … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame for 1925

Ernest Barry (Rowing) – The winner of the Putney and Doggett’s Coat and Badge races in 1900 and 1903 respectively.  He won the world professional title in 1912 and defended it three times before World War I.  In 1919 he … Continue reading

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The Greatest Equestrian Competitors of All-Time

I have selected the five riders who in my opinion are the greatest at each of the three equestrian disciplines that are included in Olympic competition.  That is to say show-jumping, three-day event and dressage. Show-jumping and three-day eventing have … Continue reading

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