Sport Category

22/03/2019

Origins of golf

The origins of golf lie in fifteenth-century Scotland, particularly the St. Andrews and Edinburgh areas. It is…

04/03/2019

Cowes Week

Cowes Week takes place every year at the beginning of August and is based at the small…

22/02/2019

The Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is a traditional sporting competition between the Oxford University Boat Club…

15/02/2019

Welly wanging

This is a sport, honestly. The ordinary welly, or wellington boot, has predecessors going back to the…

23/01/2019

Water skiing

The sport of water skiing was invented in 1922 in the USA and Americans have certainly been…

06/01/2019

Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore, OBE, was one of England’s best footballers and is fondly remembered as a cool, calm,…

04/01/2019

Hockey

The team game of hockey, or ‘field hockey’, has been played in its modern form in British…

28/12/2018

Isle of Man TT

The Isle of Man, a Crown Dependency, has hosted the world’s fastest and most dangerous road race…

27/12/2018

Sir Mo Farah

Britain’s most successful athlete, Sir Mo Farah, CBE, was born in Somaliland in 1983 but came to…

03/12/2018

Sir Nick Faldo

Sir Nick Faldo, MBE, was born in 1957 in Hertfordshire, England, and is the most successful British…

29/11/2018

Horse racing

Horse racing is a sport largely enjoyed for its betting possibilities. It is subject to the regulations…

26/11/2018

Hot air ballooning

It was the French who invented hot air balloons in 1783 and they couldn’t wait to bring…