Monthly Archives: September 2015

World Sports Hall of Fame 1930: Arne Borg, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones and Paavo Nurmi

My additions to the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1930 are: Arne Borg (Sweden – Swimming) – he set more world swimming records than any man in history with a total of 32 between 1921 and 1929. These came … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1897

Some of the notable sports events of 1897: Aston Villa becomes the second club to complete The Double in English football John J. McDermott wins the first running of the Boston Marathon, then known as the B.A.A. Road Race.  It … Continue reading

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The Greatest Backstroke Swimmers of All-Time: Roland Matthes and Krisztina Egerszegi

I have chosen who I think are the top five men and top five women backstroke swimmers in history. MEN The top two are clear of the others but choosing between them as number one was quite difficult.  I just … Continue reading

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