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The History of Sport – 1904 (The St.Louis Olympics, Alf Shrubb’s remarkable year, the foundation of FIFA)

The main events in sport in 1904: World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time. NL champion New York Giants refuses to participate in the 1904 World … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1906

Four more additions to my British sporting Hall of Fame:- Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing)¬†– The first man to win three world titles. In 1891 he won the middleweight crown and in 1897 added the heavyweight ¬†title, which he held until 1899. … Continue reading

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