Monthly Archives: July 2016

British Sports Hall of Fame 1934: Nancy Cave, Tommy Hampson, Jack Hobbs and Joe Thompson

My choices to enter the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Nancy Cave (Squash) – together with her sister Joyce she dominated the squash world for women in the early years of the sport. Each sister won the British women’s … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1904 (The St.Louis Olympics, Alf Shrubb’s remarkable year, the foundation of FIFA)

The main events in sport in 1904: World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time. NL champion New York Giants refuses to participate in the 1904 World … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1933: Jose Andrade, Dally Messenger, Carl Westergren and Hazel Wightman

My choices for the World Hall of Fame for 1933 are; Jose Andrade (Uruguay – Football) – A brilliant right-half who was arguably the outstanding player in the brilliant Uruguay team of the 1920s and 30s. He was in the … Continue reading

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