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The Greatest Marathon Runners of All Time: Eliud Kipchoge and Rosa Mota

Choosing the best ever marathon runners is complicated by the way the event has changed. In earlier times the most prestigious event by far was the Olympic Games but in recent years the big city marathons have become more important … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1946: Tony Canzoneri, Tommy Hitchcock, Giuseppe Meazza and Eddie Shore

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1946: Tony Canzoneri (USA – Boxing) –  one of the finest boxers of his time who won world titles at three weights.  At featherweight in 1927, lightweight in 1930 and … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1922: First Walker Cup Golf match and Women’s World Games. Johnny Weissmuller breaks the one minute barrier, Mary Lines and Gertrude Ederle set multiple world records.

Some of the main events that happened in sport in 1922   The American Professional Football Association renames itself as the National Football League The first Women’s World Games is held in Paris at the Stade Pershing with six countries … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1921: Another Home Run Record for Babe Ruth, The First Women’s World Games, First Pro Football Season, Boxing’s First Million Dollar Fight

The main events in sport in 1921 Rangers win the Scottish football league with a record 76 points. The English League founds the Third Division. It is divided into North and South divisions. Only thirteen people attend the football match … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1946: Cliff Bastin, Jack Beresford, Jimmy Foster and Sydney Wooderson

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1946 are: Cliff Bastin (Football) – a brilliant left winger who was integral to the Arsenal team which won five English championships between 1931 and 1938. He also won two … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1920: 29 Nations Attend The Antwerp Olympics, Paul Radmilovic’s fourth gold as Britain win a hat-trick of water polo titles, Oscar Swahn takes gold at 72, Nedo Nadi wins five fencing golds. In American Football the NFL is Founded

Some of the notable events in sport in 1920: The National Football League (NFL) is founded as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio.  The first NFL championship is won by the Akron Pros. In baseball the Negro National … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1945: Lou Gehrig, George Nepia, Harold Vanderbilt and Helen Wills-Moody

As with the British version I have resumed my World Sports Hall of Fame in1945, following World War II when little sport took place. My first post-war inductees are : Lou Gehrig (USA -Baseball) – one of the central players … Continue reading

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