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The History of Sport 1927: Babe Ruth hits sixty home runs for the all conquering Yankees, the first Ryder Cup, Greyhound Derby, Champion Hurdle and World table tennis championship, the ‘Long Count’ heavyweight title fight.

  Some of the main events in sport in 1927 In football Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal in the final of the FA Cup.  This victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England. New … Continue reading

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The History of Sport -1924: The First Winter Olympics, “Chariots of Fire” and the Flying Finns at the Paris Summer Olympics, the First Cheltenham Gold Cup

Some of the main events of 1924 in sport: Huddersfield win the English League in football by 0.02 goals from Cardiff when the title was decided by goal average.  This is the smallest margin the title has been won by. … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1922: First Walker Cup Golf match and Women’s World Games. Johnny Weissmuller breaks the one minute barrier, Mary Lines and Gertrude Ederle set multiple world records.

Some of the main events that happened in sport in 1922   The American Professional Football Association renames itself as the National Football League The first Women’s World Games is held in Paris at the Stade Pershing with six countries … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1928: Johnny Weissmuller, Herma Szabo, Lucien Gaudin and Walter Johnson

My choices for the World Sports Hall of Fame in 1928 are: Johnny Weissmuller (USA – Swimming) The first man to swim 100 metres in under a minute when he did 58.6 in 1922. He won five Olympic golds: the … Continue reading

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