Tag Archives: Winter Olympics

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 2018 Sports History Chronicle Quiz of the Year

Here are a series of questions on some of the notable events in sport in 2018 with some emphasis given to British sport. It is divided into sections. Some questions are pretty easy but others are much trickier. Good luck … 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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The Greatest of All-Time at Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge

Quite My choice of the all-time greats in the winter sliding sports. BOBSLEIGH This list refers to the driver or pilot of the bob and includes performances at both two and four man bob. Men 1. Eugenio Monti (Italy) – … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics: The 2014 Champions and All-Time Records for Medals

The winners of gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were Alpine Ski-ing Men’s events Downhill Matthias Mayer Austria (AUT) Super-G Kjetil Jansrud Norway (NOR) Giant slalom Ted Ligety United States (USA) Slalom Mario Matt Austria (AUT) Combined … Continue reading

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