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The History of Sport 1919 – Most Sport Resumes After World War I. The Chicago Black Sox Baseball Scandal, Jack Dempsey Wins The World Heavyweight Title

Sports events started to resume in the year following the end of World War I although some usually held towards the start of the year weren’t contested. Competitive football resumes after the end of World War I in the 1919–20 … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1945: Alf Ellaby, Hughie Gallagher, Peggy Scriven and Hedley Verity

As there was very little sport in the World War II years of 1939 to 1945 I am resuming my Hall of Fame lists for Britain and the World from 1945. Here are my choices for the British Hall of … Continue reading

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The Greatest Cross-Country Skiers of All-Time: Bjorn Dæhlie and Marit Bjørgen

Here are some of the relevant statistics showing the records of the leading competitors in cross-country skiing in the major events. The table is organised mainly by the number of wins in major races such as the world cup which … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1915 – 1918: Sport shuts down in many countries during World War I but Huddersfield’s outstanding rugby team sweeps all before them. Ted “Kid” Lewis and Jack Britton’s epic series of boxing title fights. The NHL is founded.

For most years of the Twentieth Century I will post about the events of a single year. However, during the two World Wars most sports had few competitions and so I have combined the main war years into one post. … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1939: Ivar Ballangrud, Jose Capablanca, Rudolf Caracciola and Jimmy McClarnin

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1939 are: Ivar Ballangrud (Norway – Speed Skating) – winner of four Olympic gold medals and a total of seven medals in total at the Games between 1928 and 1936. … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Sportsman of the Year 2017 is Brent Lakatos – @BrentLak

Some of the most notable performers in 2017 who I considered to be the Sportsman of the Year. Adam Peaty won two world titles and set two world records at the world swimming championships where Caeleb Dressel the American swimmer won … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Team of the Year 2017 is Zenit Kazan Volleyball Club

My shortlist for the World Team of the Year includes these notable performances. Rachel Homan skipped her Canadian team to victory in the world curling championships and became the first team to win the title without losing a match in … Continue reading

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