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The History of Sport 1928: Amsterdam Olympics – Nurmi’s ninth gold, women’s athletics and gymnastics. Winter Olympics in St.Moritz-Grafstrom’s third gold. Swinton win Rugby League Grand Slam, Dixie Dean scores sixty goals

Some of the main events in sport in 1928. The 1928 Winter Olympics takes place at St Moritz in Switzerland Norway wins the most medals (15) and the most gold medals (6) Gillis Grafstrom wins his third successive title at … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1925: First Pro Basketball League, The All-Black Invincibles Complete Their Undefeated Tour and Bill Tilden’s Sixth Successive US Open Tennis Title

Some of the main events in sports from 1925. In football the IFAB reforms the offside law, reducing the number of opposing players required to be in front of the attacker for him to be onside from three to two. … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1935 – Walter Hagen, Maria Mednyanszky, Clas Thunberg and Mickey Walker

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1935 are – Walter Hagen (USA -Golf) – the winner of eleven golf Majors at a time when there were only three to play for. He won the US Open … Continue reading

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The Greatest Long-Track Speed Skaters

There are a host of different championships these days for speed-skating which makes it hard to compare with long ago when there were only Olympic and world all-round championships. ┬áThe world all-round championships first took place in 1889, Olympisc in … Continue reading

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