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History of Sport 1914: Harry Vardon wins a record sixth Open Golf Championship and Dorothea Douglass’s seventh Wimbledon singles title. Jimmy Wilde’s world flyweight reign begins

Some of the notable events in sport in 1914: In Aussie Rules football Port Adelaide become the only SAFA/SAFL/SANFL team to finish with a perfect season, overall winning thirty consecutive matches including one against a combined team from the other … Continue reading

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The Greatest Long-Track Speed Skaters

There are a host of different championships these days for speed-skating which makes it hard to compare with long ago when there were only Olympic and world all-round championships.  The world all-round championships first took place in 1889, Olympisc in … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall of Fame 1914: Josef Cada, Charlotte Cooper, Oscar Mathisen and George Mehnert

Josef Čada (Czechoslovakia-Gymnastics) The winner of the world all-round gymnastics title in 1907 and the champion at Horizontal Bar in 1907 and 1913. Charlotte Cooper (Great Britain-Tennis) Won five Wimbledon singles titles between 1895 and 1908, the last aged 37. Won … Continue reading

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