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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 – 1893

The main events in sport from 1893: First World Amateur cycling championships held (for track events only) Cloister carries a record weight of 12 stone 7 pounds to victory in the Grand National. The Camanachd Association is set up in … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1902

My four choices for the World Hall of Fame for 1902 Edmond BarreĀ (France -Real Tennis) The greatest “court” or Real Tennis player of the 19th century. He was world champion from 1829 to 1862 when he lost the title aged … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame:Introduction and Inaugural Members – Britain 1900

In the absence of an official sports Hall of Fame covering all sports (though many individual sports now have them) I decided to start my own unofficial one to recognise the achievements of the great sportsmen and sportswomen in history. … Continue reading

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