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The History of Sport – 1903

The first international cross-country running championships are held at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland. The Strathcona Cup curling tournament is inaugurated. Canada win. In the F.A.Cup Final Bury beat Derby County 6-0 having gone through the entire competition without conceding … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1911

Four more of my nominations: Charlie Barr (USA- Sailing)  The first sailor to skipper a yacht to victory in the America’s Cup three times. He achieved this in 1899, 1901 and 1903. He also set the fastest time for sailing … Continue reading

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