Tag Archives: Paavo Nurmi

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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World Sports Hall of Fame 1930: Arne Borg, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones and Paavo Nurmi

My additions to the World Sports Hall of Fame for 1930 are: Arne Borg (Sweden – Swimming) – he set more world swimming records than any man in history with a total of 32 between 1921 and 1929. These came … Continue reading

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Athletics All-Time Greatest 10,000 metre Runners: Emil Zatopek and Tirunesh Dibaba

My choice of the Top Ten 10,000m runners of all-time. For full biographies from Wikipedia please click on the names of the athletes. MEN 1  Emil Zátopek (Czechoslovakia) 2 Paavo Nurmi (Finland) 3  Haile Gebrselassie(Ethiopia) 4  Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 5  Ilmari Salminen (Finland) 6 Ron … Continue reading

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Athletics:Olympic Records

Athletics has been included in every staging of the Olympic Games. Men’s Records 100 metres 9.63   Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 2012 London 200 metres 19.3   Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 2008 Beijing 400 metres 43.49   Michael … Continue reading

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