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The History of Sport 1912: Stockholm Olympics – Jim Thorpe’s double, Kolehmainen’s treble, Swahn wins gold aged 64

Some of the notable events in sport in 1912 In baseball Boston Red Sox open the new Fenway Park with a 7–6 11-inning win over New York Yankees before 27,000 A triangular Test cricket tournament is played in England between … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1922: Peter Latham, Ralph Rose, Jim Thorpe and Tony Wilding

The latest inductees to my Hall of Fame, for 1922 are: Peter Latham (England – Rackets and Real Tennis) – the only man to hold the world titles for rackets and real tennis simultaneously. He held the world rackets title … Continue reading

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