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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 – 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 – 1904 (The St.Louis Olympics, Alf Shrubb’s remarkable year, the foundation of FIFA)

The main events in sport in 1904: World governing body FIFA is founded. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland do not join at this time. NL champion New York Giants refuses to participate in the 1904 World … 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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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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1921: Laurie Doherty, Emanuel Lasker, John H Taylor and Cy Young

My choices for the 1921 World Hall of Fame are: Laurie Doherty (England – Tennis) – winner of five Wimbledon singles titles from 1902 to 1906. He also won the Olympic title in 1900 and was the first overseas player to … Continue reading

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British Sports Hall of Fame 1919: Johnny Briggs, Laurie Doherty, Leon Meredith, John H Taylor

As there was very little competitive sport in the years 1915 to 1918 because of the First World War I have decided to jump straight from 1914 to 1919 with my Sports Hall of Fame. These are my first four … Continue reading

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