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The History of Sport 1932: The First Los Angeles Olympics – Babe Didrikson and Romeo Neri shine, Winter Olympics at Lake Placid – Eddie Eagan’s unique feat, Gene Sarazen wins Open golf double, first RAC Rally, France continue to dominate the Davis Cup, start of the Bodyline cricket series

Chicago Bears defeats Portsmouth Spartans 9–0 in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game. This is the first National Football League championship game.The Bears tie six games in the season including three in a row. Elizabeth Ryan wins a record seventh Wimbledon … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1951: Richard Bergmann, Richard Burnell, Thelma Kingsbury and Fred Rimell

My choices to enter the British Sports Hall of Fame in 1951 are: Richard Bergmann (Table Tennis) – Winner of seven World Championships, including four Singles, one Men’s Doubles, two Team’s titles and 22 medals in total. He is considered to … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1931: The first Alpine World Ski Championships, Helen Wills-Moody wins her seventh US Open, Maria Mednyansky wins her fifth table tennis singles title

  Some of the main events in sport in 1931 Inaugural FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held at Mürren, Switzerland. The events are a downhill and a slalom race in both the men’s and women’s categories. The winners are:Men’s … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle Sportsman of the Year 2019 is Nathan Chen. The Greatest Sportsmen of the Decade

Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya – Athletics) – ran the second fastest marathon ever in a race.  In a paced challenge ran the first sub two hour marathon. Nathan Chen (USA – Figure Skating) – world champion, won all his competitions and … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle World Team of the Year 2019 are Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron. The Greatest Teams of the Decade

  The shortlist is: The USA women’s 4×100 m medley relay swimming team (Regan Smith, Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia, Simone Manuel ) took over a second from the previous world record when winning the world championships. Olympique Lyonnais Women (France … Continue reading

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The Sports History Chronicle Sportswoman of the Year 2019 is Brigid Kosgei. The Greatest Sportswomen of the Decade

My shortlist for world sportswoman of 2019 is: Brigid Kosgei (Kenya- Athletics) – unbeaten in eight races on the road including three half-marathons and both marathons.  She smashed the world record. Tove Alexandersson (Sweden – Orienteering) – won three golds … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle British Sportsman of the Year 2019: Adam Peaty and The Greatest British Sportsmen of the Decade

Some of the names I considered for 2019 British sportsman were: Callum Smith (Boxing) – retained the WBA title twice and is ranked as the world’s best active super-middleweight by several independent authorities. Josh Taylor (Boxing) – won the IBF … Continue reading

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