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World Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Henry Armstrong, Dhyan Chand, Don Hutson and Tazio Nuvolari

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1948 are Henry Armstrong (USA – Boxing): – the first boxer to hold three world titles simultaneously. He won the world flyweight title in 1937 and the next year added … Continue reading

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Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1926: Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the Channel, the first British Grand Prix, Molla Mallory’s eighth US Open, Bobby Jones makes golf history, Huddersfield’s hat-trick of league titles.

      Some of the notable events in sport in 1926: Huddersfield Town are the first team to win the English Football League championship title three times in succession. The Second Women’s World Games for athletics are held in … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1948: Wally Hammond, Peter Kane, Ralph Nichols and Dorothy Round

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame1948 are: Wally Hammond (Cricket) – one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He broke the record for the most total runs in Test cricket when surpassing the 5410 of Jack … Continue reading

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The Greatest Track Cyclists: Record Title Winners at World Championships and Olympics Games

It is hard to compare achievements across different events using total medals as there are more events on offer to sprinters.  I did try to do this in 2013 for the women but I won’t do it for the men. … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle – World Sports Hall Of Fame 1947: Christl Cranz, Ragnhild Hveger, Barney Ross and Gene Sarazen

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1947 are Christl Cranz (Germany – Alpine Skiing) – the outstanding female skier in the era before the Second World War.  She won a total of twelve world championship titles,  … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1925: First Pro Basketball League, The All-Black Invincibles Complete Their Undefeated Tour and Bill Tilden’s Sixth Successive US Open Tennis Title

Some of the main events in sports from 1925. In football the IFAB reforms the offside law, reducing the number of opposing players required to be in front of the attacker for him to be onside from three to two. … Continue reading

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