Women’s cycling event

The gold medal was won by Connie Carpenter Phinney, an American. Continue reading

Matador of renown

Francisco Romero of Malaga, Spain, an 18th-century bullfighter, is said to have been the first to used the bullfighterÕs red cape, (called the muleta), as early as 1726, as well as the first to kill a bull face to face. Continue reading

A woman to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games

Connie Carpenter Phinney, an an American, competed as a speed skater in the 1972 Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan and also competed in the women’s individual bicycling road race event and won in the 1984 Summer Games, held in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Continue reading

Thomas Cup in badminton

The Thomas Cup, is the world trophy in badminton, it was donated in 1939 by George Thomas, the president of the International Badminton Federation at the time. Continue reading

The First soccer club

Sheffield Football Club, was the first soccer club, founded in 1857 in the town of Sheffield, England. Continue reading

Downhill ski race of record

The world's first downhill skiing race was held, taking place at Crans-Montana in the Alps of Switzerland. Lord Roberts of Kandahar, British war hero, sponsored the trophy, the Roberts of Kandahar Challenge Cup. Twenty competitors climbed to a hut at the Plaine Morte glacier and then made the 4,000 foot descent. Cecil Hopkinson of Britain was the first winner. Continue reading

The first European polo club

The Cachar Polo Club, founded by British tea planters in 1859 in Silchar, Assam, in northeastern India, became the first European polo club. Continue reading

Field hockey

The first modern men’s field hockey club was Blackheath, founded circa 1861 in London, England. Continue reading

Commonwealth Games in Canada

The Commonwealth Games (originally called British Empire Games) were held here in Canada in 1930 in the City of Hamilton, Ontario. Continue reading

Ice Hockey Rules made in Canada

The rules for Ice Hockey were finally written down by a student named W. F. Robertson, at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continue reading