Monthly Archives: January 2015

The History of Sport – 1892

The major events in sport in 1892.   Liverpool Football Club is founded after Everton is split by a faction fight at board level over the proposed purchase of the freehold at Anfield West Brom beat Darwen 12 – 0 … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman of the Year 2014 – Renaud Lavillenie

My shortlist was: Clayton Kershaw (USA – Baseball) – won the Cy Young and MVP Awards and produced the lowest ERA by a National League pitcher since 1995 Martin Fourcade (France – Biathlon) -winner of two Olympic golds and four … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Team of the Year 2014: The Italian Women’s Foil Fencing team

The factors in my decision are mainly based on outstanding achievements in 2014 or in the 2013/14 season if that season ran into a new year.  However, dominance over a number of years can also come into the equation. My … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2014 – Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for the world Sportswoman of the year was: Patrizia Kummer SWI (Snowborading) – winner of Olympics and four world cup races in parallel giant slalom Natalie Geisenberger GER (Luge) – winner of the Olympic title and seven out … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Sportsman of the Year 2014 – Giles Scott

My list of sportsmen from Britain and Northern Ireland that I considered because they had an outstanding 2014 was: Darren Burnett (Bowls) – world indoor and Commonwealth singles champion. Carl Froch, Scott Quigg, Kell Brook, Carl Frampton (Boxing) – world … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Team of the Year 2014: Women’s Rowing Coxless Pair – Helen Glover and Heather Stanning

Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline Powell – three silvers and a bronze at Paralympic skiiing Women’s cycling team pursuit -world champions Team para-dressage – world champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning (Rowing)- world champions in the Coxless Pair and … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Sportswoman of the Year 2014 – Hannah Cockroft

It’s time to choose who I think are the outstanding Sportsmen, Sportswomen and Teams of the Year for 2014 in Britain and in the world. As usual I will start with my choice for the British sportswoman of the year. … Continue reading

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