Monthly Archives: March 2017

World Sports Hall of Fame 1936: Alfredo Binda, Rie Mastenbroek, Jesse Owens and Karl Schafer

My choices to enter the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1936 are: Alfredo Binda (Italy – Cycling) – the outstanding road race cyclist of his era.  He was the winner of the Giro d’Italia five times (in 1925, 1927-29 … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1908: The London Olympics are Britain’s most successsful Games ever, Jack Johnson makes boxing history

Some of the main events that happened in sport in 1908: Jack Johnson becomes the first African American World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia. Johnson holds the title until 1915.   The International Ice Hockey Federation … Continue reading

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