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History of Sport 1906 (Intercalated Olympics,first official motor racing Grand Prix, rule changes to American Football and Rugby League)

The Intercalated Olympic Games were to be a series of International Olympic Games halfway between what is now known as the Games of the Olympiad. This proposed series of games, intercalated in the Olympic Games cycle, was to always be … Continue reading

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The History of Sport -1899

Some of the notable events in sport in the final year of the 1800s. Several famous football clubs were founded including AC Milan and Barcelona. The most famous player of the century W.G. Grace plays his final Test match, captaining … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1897

Some of the notable sports events of 1897: Aston Villa becomes the second club to complete The Double in English football John J. McDermott wins the first running of the Boston Marathon, then known as the B.A.A. Road Race.  It … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1895

Some of the major events in sport in the year 1895: The earliest known professional American Football game is played in Latrobe, Pennsylvania where Latrobe YMCA defeats the Jeannette Athletic Club 12–0 The American Bowling Congress is established for Tenpin … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1894

Some of the most notable events in sport from 1894: Liverpool complete an unbeaten season in Division Two of the football league, winning 22 and drawing six of their games. Sunderland FC make the first overseas tour by a football … Continue reading

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History of Sport: 1887 and 1888

Here are some of the main events that occurred in sport in 1887 and 1888:- 1887 Preston North End beat Hyde 26-0 in an FA Cup tie at Deepdale.  This remains the highest score in a major English club competition. … Continue reading

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