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British Sports Hall of Fame 1950: Charlie Elliott, Rinty Monaghan, Graham Sharpe and Haydn Tanner

My choices for the British Sports Hall of Fame for 1950 are: Charlie Elliott (Horse Racing) – winner of fourteen English classics and one of the most stylish jockeys of his era. He tied for the jockeys championship in 1923 … 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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Who won what in sport in 2016.  A list of the winners of the major competitions.

  Where no winner is given there was no competition in that event. Winners of the major sports events in 2016 American Football     Superbowl: Denver Broncos 24.10 Carolina   NFL MVP Cam Newton (Carolina)   Archery Olympics   … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1906 (Intercalated Olympics,first official motor racing Grand Prix, rule changes to American Football and Rugby League)

The Intercalated Olympic Games were to be a series of International Olympic Games halfway between what is now known as the Games of the Olympiad. This proposed series of games, intercalated in the Olympic Games cycle, was to always be … Continue reading

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The History of Sport:1891

Some of the main events in sport for 1891:- The Scottish Football League’s inaugural season is completed with a shared title between Dumbarton and Rangers. The first penalty kick in football is taken by Heath for Wolves v Accrington. Bob … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame for 1925

Ernest Barry (Rowing) – The winner of the Putney and Doggett’s Coat and Badge races in 1900 and 1903 respectively.  He won the world professional title in 1912 and defended it three times before World War I.  In 1919 he … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1923: Fred Archer, Octave Lapize, Harry Vardon and Honus Wagner

My choices for my World Hall of Fame for 1923 are: Fred Archer (England – Horse Racing) – regarded by most people as the greatest jockey of the 19th century. He was champion jockey for thirteen consecutive seasons from 1874 … Continue reading

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