Tag Archives: Tom Morris Junior

History of Sport: 1872 to 1874

  The major developments in sport in the years 1872 to 1874   1872 Harry Gem founds the Leamington Club, the oldest club for tennis. The first F.A. Cup Final is played at The Oval, London. The Wanderers win the … Continue reading

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The History of Sport: 1868 and 1869

Some of the major events in sport in the years 1868 and 1869 1868 The first velocipede (bicycle) race took place at Parc de St.Cloud, Paris ( won by Dr.James Moore of Great Britain although there may have been other … Continue reading

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World Sports Hall Of Fame 1910

Four more of my choices for the Hall of Fame: John Flanagan (USA – Athletics) – Three-time gold medallist at the Olympic Games in the hammer (in  1900,1904 and 1908) . He set several world records at the event, two … Continue reading

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British Hall of Fame 1906

Four more additions to my British sporting Hall of Fame:- Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing) – The first man to win three world titles. In 1891 he won the middleweight crown and in 1897 added the heavyweight  title, which he held until 1899. … Continue reading

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