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The History of Sport: 1881 and 1882

Some of the notable events in sports in the years 1881 and 1882 1881 Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers both change their venues to enclosed grounds where gate money can be charged.  This helped to pave the way for fully professional … Continue reading

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World Hall Of Fame 1900

The inaugural members of my mythical Hall of Fame for world sportsmen and sportswomen (for achievements up to the year 1900) are: Leonidas of Rhodes (Athletics) – won twelve running titles at the four Ancient Olympics between 164 and 152 … Continue reading

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