Tag Archives: Olympic Games

The History of Sport 1928: Amsterdam Olympics – Nurmi’s ninth gold, women’s athletics and gymnastics. Winter Olympics in St.Moritz-Grafstrom’s third gold. Swinton win Rugby League Grand Slam, Dixie Dean scores sixty goals

Some of the main events in sport in 1928. The 1928 Winter Olympics takes place at St Moritz in Switzerland Norway wins the most medals (15) and the most gold medals (6) Gillis Grafstrom wins his third successive title at … 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 1920: 29 Nations Attend The Antwerp Olympics, Paul Radmilovic’s fourth gold as Britain win a hat-trick of water polo titles, Oscar Swahn takes gold at 72, Nedo Nadi wins five fencing golds. In American Football the NFL is Founded

Some of the notable events in sport in 1920: The National Football League (NFL) is founded as the American Professional Football Association in Canton, Ohio.  The first NFL championship is won by the Akron Pros. In baseball the Negro National … Continue reading

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The History of Sport 1912: Stockholm Olympics – Jim Thorpe’s double, Kolehmainen’s treble, Swahn wins gold aged 64

Some of the notable events in sport in 1912 In baseball Boston Red Sox open the new Fenway Park with a 7–6 11-inning win over New York Yankees before 27,000 A triangular Test cricket tournament is played in England between … Continue reading

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Olympic Canoeing Records

Olympic Canoeing is divided into the distinct sports of slalom and flat water canoeing Slalom canoeing has only been contested in 1972 and from 1992 onwards. Slalom Most gold medals Men’s K1 3 – Tony Estanguet (France) 2000,2004,2012 Men’s  C2 … 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 – 1896

Some of the main events in sport from 1896: The first modern Olympic Games are held in Athens and inaugurated by Pierre de Coubertin. The Games include the sports of athletics, swimming , wrestling, fencing, cycling, shooting and weightlifting. Thirteen … Continue reading

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