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The History of Sport – 1905 (The Dohertys’ 8th Wimbledon doubles win, Salchow’s fifth world title, the original All Blacks)

The major sports events of 1905   Willie Anderson wins his third successive US Open golf title and fourth in total. The RAC Tourist Trophy race is first staged on the Isle of Man. This is the oldest motor race … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1903

The first international cross-country running championships are held at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Scotland. The Strathcona Cup curling tournament is inaugurated. Canada win. In the F.A.Cup Final Bury beat Derby County 6-0 having gone through the entire competition without conceding … Continue reading

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The History of Sport – 1901

Some of the main events in sport in 1901: Football – FA Cup final – Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Sheffield United at Crystal Palace, London (replay following 2–2 draw at Crystal Palace).  Tottenham Hotspur is the first (and to date only) … 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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British Sports Hall of Fame 1910

Four more choices for my British Hall of Fame, recognising achievements made up to 1910. John Day (Horse Racing) – Jockey who rode 16 winners in English Classics between 1826 and 1841. Then became a trainer and won seven more … Continue reading

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Tennis:Olympic Records

Tennis was first included in the Olympics in 1900 but after 1924 didn’t reappear until 1988. Most Gold Medals 4 Venus Williams (US) – 1 women’s singles (2000) and 3 women’s doubles (2000,2008 and 2012) and Serena Williams (US) – 1 … Continue reading

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