Ascension of Mount Elbrus

The ascent of Mount Elbrus located in the Caucasus Range in Russia was in 1868 by a British climbing team reaching the lower side of the twin peaks. Continue reading

Nadia Comaneci Achieves Perfect Score at Olympic Games

Romanian gymnast, Nadia Comaneci was awarded seven perfect 10.00 scores, Continue reading

First World Heavyweight Boxing Championship

The first World Heavyweight Boxing championship was held on April 17, 1860, at Farnborough, Hampshire, England. Continue reading

Lawn Tennis Played in England

England's Sporting Magazine referenced the game of lawn tennis Continue reading

Pancho Villa Won Boxing Title

Philippine boxer, Pancho Villa won the flyweight title at the 1923 World Boxing Championships. Continue reading

World Croquet Championships

The first World Croquet Championships were held at the Hurlingham Club in London, England in 1989. Continue reading

Egyptian Held Wrestling Matches

Egyptians and Babylonians held wrestling matches as per pictorial evidence dating from 3000 BC, Continue reading

Thomas Blower Swam Across the Irish Sea

Thomas Blower of Nottingham, England swam across the Irish Sea in 1947, Continue reading

First Winter Olympic Games

The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Lake Placid, NY, USA, in 1932 Continue reading

Australia Held International Swimming Championship

Australia hosted the first international swimming championship in 1846 to include a 402-meter race. Continue reading