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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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World Hall of Fame 1920: Hannes Kolehmainen, Nedo Nadi, Oscar Swahn and Hubert van Innis

The four inductees into my Hall of Fame for 1920 are notable competitors from Olympic sports: Hannes Kolehmainen (Finland-Athletics) – The first of the great generation of Finnish long-distance runners known as the “Flying Finns”.  He won three gold medals … Continue reading

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