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The History of Sport – 1910: Meriel Lucas sets the record for All-England Badminton titles, Boxing’s first “fight of the century”

1910 was a fairly quiet one in sport but here are some of the notable events from that year: In football Manchester United move from Bank Street to present home Old Trafford. Celtic win their sixth successive Scottish league title. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1909: The First Giro d’Italia, A Riot Means That No Scottish Cup Is Awarded

Some of the main events in sport in 1909 were: West Auckland Town, an English amateur team, defeats FC Winterthur of Switzerland 2–0 to win the Sir Thomas Lipton Trophy, one of the earliest international club football competitions Nottingham Forest … Continue reading

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History of Sport 1908: The London Olympics are Britain’s most successsful Games ever, Jack Johnson makes boxing history

Some of the main events that happened in sport in 1908: Jack Johnson becomes the first African American World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Tommy Burns at Sydney, Australia. Johnson holds the title until 1915.   The International Ice Hockey Federation … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905   Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total. The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1902

Some of the notable sporting events in 1902: In American Football the inaugural Rose Bowl game is played at Pasadena, California. The first professional football league, the National Football League, which is unrelated to the current NFL, is formed from three … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1901

Some of the main events in sport in 1901: Football – FA Cup final – Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 2–2 draw at Crystal Palace).  Tottenham Hotspur is the first (and to date only) … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1900

From 1900 onwards my recap of the major sporting events of the year will also include my choice for the top sportsman, sportswoman and team of the year for Britain and for the world. I will give reasons for my … Continue reading

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