Sport Category

17/09/2021

Channel swimming

The North/Irish Channel: This is the stretch of sea between…

12/06/2021

Badminton

Not only did the 10th Duke of Beaufort give us…

02/03/2021

Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE (1969-) is the UK’s most successful…

11/12/2020

Royal Ascot

It was Queen Anne (1665-1714) who, in 1711, spotted Ascot…

24/10/2020

The Commonwealth Games

Having a similar format to the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games…

31/08/2020

Tiddlywinks

Hampshire-born John Assheton Fincher (1863-1900) was a London bank clerk…

24/06/2020

Dame Kelly Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes, MBE (1970-) is known for campaigns for…

26/05/2020

The Grand National

The Grand National is an annual horse race many would…

29/04/2020

Curling

One of the world’s oldest sports, curling has some special…

11/04/2020

Sir Chris Hoy

British cycling’s modern-day success is due in large part to…

26/03/2020

Wrestling

At 4pm each Saturday in the 1960s/70s, millions of fans…

08/03/2020

Go-karting

Many British Formula 1 drivers began their careers in go-karting.…