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History of Sport 1914: Harry Vardon wins a record sixth Open Golf Championship and Dorothea Douglass’s seventh Wimbledon singles title. Jimmy Wilde’s world flyweight reign begins

Some of the notable events in sport in 1914: In Aussie Rules football Port Adelaide become the only SAFA/SAFL/SANFL team to finish with a perfect season, overall winning thirty consecutive matches including one against a combined team from the other … Continue reading

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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 Sports Hall of Fame 1921: Dorothea Douglass, Punch Fairs, Harry Vardon and Harold Wagstaff

My four nominations for the Hall of Fame in 1921 are: Dorothea Douglass (later Dorothea Lambert Chambers) (Tennis) – She won seven Wimbledon singles titles between 1903 and 1914 and held two match points when going for an eighth.  She … Continue reading

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