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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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History of Sport 1907: first TT motorcycle races,a British world skating champion, first overseas winners at Wimbledon and Open Golf

Some of the major events of 1907. The Polytechnic Netball Club is founded in London. This is the oldest netball club in continuous existence. Daniel Lambert scores five tries in one match for England v France in a rugby union … Continue reading

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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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British Sports Hall Of Fame 1911

Four more choices for my Hall of Fame. Bob Ferguson (Golf) – one of only four men to win the Open golf championship three times in a row, which he did from 1880 to 1882. He was runner up in … Continue reading

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