Category Archives: Sport

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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The Greatest Women Tennis Players Of All-Time and Records for Grand Slam Events

The first port of call for looking at the greatest women players is to look at the singles Grand Slam titles. Here is a table showing the players with the most titles. Rank Player Total Australian Open French Open Wimbledon … Continue reading

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The 2018 Sports History Chronicle Quiz of the Year

Here are a series of questions on some of the notable events in sport in 2018 with some emphasis given to British sport. It is divided into sections. Some questions are pretty easy but others are much trickier. Good luck … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Rugby Players of All-Time

This is really something I should have done to coincide with the recent women’s World Cup but better late than never so here goes. As with many team sports it can be difficult to assess who is the best individual … Continue reading

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Olympic Records in Boxing

Boxing has been contested at all Olympics since 1904 with the exception of 1912. Women’s boxing was introduced into the Olympics in 2012. Three men have won three Olympic titles. Laszlo Papp (Hungary) at Middleweight in 1948 and Light-Middleweight in 1952 … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Reflections on the Event and the Team of the Tournament

With the dust now having settled on the tournament it is time for my thoughts on the event and what should happen to improve the next tournament. I have produced a team of the tournament which I have compiled by … Continue reading

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The Greatest Women Footballers of All-Time and My All-Star Team

With the recent women’s World Cup having just concluded it seems like a good time to examine who are the greatest women footballers in history. Women’s football has only been a major international sport for the last thirty years or … Continue reading

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Tips for the Wimbledon women’s singles: Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Angelique Kerber, Karolina Pliskova, Ana Konjuh

The extra week between the French Open and Wimbledon this year has given a few more opportunities to evaluate the form of the main contenders for the women at Wimbledon. Unfortunately as some of the main players haven’t played any … Continue reading

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Hockey: The Most Successful International Teams and The Greatest Players

The hockey world cup is currently taking place in the Netherlands.  Who have been the most successful teams in the various international competitions over the years. Men   EVENT WINNER Wins First Win Last Win World Cup Pakistan 4 1971 … Continue reading

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English Football – Most Appearances in PFA Teams of The Year

Updated to include the PFA Player of the Year 2018/9 award  and the team of the year. There have been five players who have won the award twice (Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mark Hughes, Thierry Henry and Gareth Bale). This … Continue reading

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