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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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Olympic Games 2012: Final Thoughts

The London Olympic Games surpassed my expectations. The enthusiasm and numbers of the crowds, the helpfulness and friendliness of the vounteers, the smooth running of the Games, the weather (especially after the dismal summer so far – it was almost … Continue reading

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