Tag Archives: Ray Ewry

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 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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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 – 1900

From 1900 onwards my recap of the major sporting events of the year will also include my choice for the top sportsman, sportswoman and team of the year for Britain and for the world. I will give reasons for my … Continue reading

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World Hall of Fame 1908

  Ray Ewry (USA – Athletics)  – won eight Olympic gold medals between 1900 and 1908 plus two more at the Intercalated Games of 1906. These were in the standing high jump,long jump and triple jump. This is still the … 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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