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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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History of Sport 1911: First Indianapolis 500 and Monte Carlo Rally, Salchow’s 10th title, Larned’s 7th US Open

Some of the main events in sport from 1911. John McDermott becomes both the first American-born man and the youngest golfer (19 years, 10 months) to win the US Open Harold Hilton became the only British player to win the … Continue reading

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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 1923: Fred Archer, Octave Lapize, Harry Vardon and Honus Wagner

My choices for my World Hall of Fame for 1923 are: Fred Archer (England – Horse Racing) – regarded by most people as the greatest jockey of the 19th century. He was champion jockey for thirteen consecutive seasons from 1874 … 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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