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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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The History of Sport – 1885 and 1886

1885 Snooker is introduced to Britain by John Roberts. John Roberts, Jr wins his 8th world title at billiards.  The Billiards Association is formed. The Grand National tobaggan race is founded. The first motorcycle is built by Gottlieb Daimler at … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1922: Peter Latham, Ralph Rose, Jim Thorpe and Tony Wilding

The latest inductees to my Hall of Fame, for 1922 are: Peter Latham (England – Rackets and Real Tennis) – the only man to hold the world titles for rackets and real tennis simultaneously. He held the world rackets title … Continue reading

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