Sport Category

29/04/2020

Curling

One of the world’s oldest sports, curling has some special features that remind us of its 16th…

11/04/2020

Sir Chris Hoy

British cycling’s modern-day success is due in large part to Sir Chris Hoy, MBE (1976-). Born in…

26/03/2020

Wrestling

At 4pm each Saturday in the 1960s/70s, millions of fans would settle down to watch ITV’s wrestling…

08/03/2020

Go-karting

Many British Formula 1 drivers began their careers in go-karting. Karts were invented in the USA in…

09/02/2020

The London Marathon

Christopher Brasher, CBE (1928-2003) and John Disley, CBE (1928-2016) took part in the New York City marathon…

27/01/2020

Footballing derbies

The most ardent football fans travel long distances to shout and cheer from the stands, but if…

11/01/2020

Equestrian polo

‘Hockey on horseback’ originated in Persia, China and Asia and the British first caught onto it in…

30/12/2019

Queensberry Rules and boxing

Hand-to-hand fighting to settle disputes has developed into several types of sport, one of which is boxing.…

08/12/2019

The F.A. Cup Final

The Football Association of England and Wales (F.A.) was founded in 1863. With the advent of the…

14/11/2019

Squash

Prisoners taking exercise in a London jail’s walled courtyard are credited with devising the first form of…

22/10/2019

Badminton Horse Trials

At the 1948 Summer Olympics, the British equestrian team picked up just one bronze medal. This so…

29/09/2019

Six Nations Championship

The annual ‘Six Nations‘ rugby union championship began in 1883 as the Home Nations Championship contested by…