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: Eddie Eagan, Jay Gould, Gillis Grafstrom and Ernie Nevers

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1932 are: Eddie Eagan (Boxing and Bobsleigh) – although his individual sporting achievements are not remarkable he holds a unique place inn sporting annals. He won the US amateur boxing title in … Continue reading

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The Greatest Triple Jumpers of All-Time: Viktor Saneyev and Tatyana Lebedeva

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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