Monthly Archives: March 2016

The History of Sport – 1901

Some of the main events in sport in 1901: Football – FA Cup final – Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 2–2 draw at Crystal Palace).  Tottenham Hotspur is the first (and to date only) … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1932: Frank Devlin, Eddie Eagan, Jay Gould and Gillis Grafstrom

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1932 are: Frank Devlin (Ireland – Badminton) – the outstanding player of his time.  He won five successive singles titles at the game’s most pretigious tournament, the All-England Championships between 1925 and … Continue reading

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The Greatest Triple Jumpers of All-Time: Viktor Saneyev and Caterine Ibargüen 

The triple jump (or hop, step and jump) has been an Olympic event for men since the earliest days of the modern Games. It was only included for women for the first time in 1996 and has been a recognised … Continue reading

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