Monthly Archives: September 2016

World Sports Hall of Fame 1934 – Red Grange, Jack Hobbs, Martha Norelius and Gar Wood

My choices for the Hall of Fame for 1934 are: Red Grange (USA – American Football) – one of the greatest running backs in the early days of American Football. He helped to take the game to new heights of popularity. … Continue reading

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Olympic Games Records in Gymnastics

Gymnastics has been included in the modern Olympics since 1896 and for women since 1928. Rhythmic gymnastics was introduced in 1984 and trampoline in 2000. Most Gold Medals MEN 8 Sawao Kato (Japan) 1968 – 1976 (5 individual golds) 7 … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905   Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total. The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race … Continue reading

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Olympic Records in Fencing

Fencing has been contested at the Olympics since 1896 and for women since 1924. Three weapons are medal events – epee, foil and sabre. Most gold medals 7 Aladar Gerevich (Hungary) 1932 – 1960 at sabre (6 in team events) … Continue reading

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Olympic Canoeing Records

Olympic Canoeing is divided into the distinct sports of slalom and flat water canoeing Slalom canoeing has only been contested in 1972 and from 1992 onwards. Slalom Most gold medals Men’s K1 3 – Tony Estanguet (France) 2000,2004,2012 Men’s  C2 … Continue reading

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Olympic Records in Boxing

Boxing has been contested at all Olympics since 1904 with the exception of 1912. Women’s boxing was introduced into the Olympics in 2012. Three men have won three Olympic titles. Laszlo Papp (Hungary) at Middleweight in 1948 and Light-Middleweight in 1952 … Continue reading

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What we learned from the Rio Olympic Games in Gymnastics, Hockey, Athletics, Football and Taekwondo

GYMNASTICS Simone Biles is the greatest female gymnast of the 21st century. Over the last three years Biles and her American teammates have swept all before them but only now has the wider world realised how brilliant she is. Having … Continue reading

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