Category: Sport

Wigan’s Cups

iNostalgia looks back on Wigan’s unrivalled cup and league achievements from the 1900s to the 1960s

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Golf

With the 42nd Ryder Cup in full swing this weekend, iNostalgia remembers when golf’s premier international competition came to Royal Birkdale twice in the 1960s.

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Golf

As the golf world gears up for the Ryder Cup in France this Friday, Nostalgia remembers Manchester’s own European tournament

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Olympic Bids

It’s 25 years since Manchester lost its bid to host the 2000 Olympics. iNostalgia looks back on the momentous day the decision was announced

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Reg Harris

iNostalgia remembers a Bury-born giant of the cycling world and the legacy he left at his club the Manchester Wheelers.

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Botham At Old Trafford

It’s the anniversary of Ian Botham’s stunning 118-run innings to beat the Australians at Old Trafford in August 1981. iNostalgia remembers a red-letter day…

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Boxing

Boxing and Belle Vue have always gone together hand in glove stretching back to the 1920s. Some of Britain’s most famous boxers fought at the King’s Hall over the years, including Manchester’s own champions Len Johnson, Tony Barlow and Frank Johnson.

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Hall Of Fame – Fred Perry

Perry first started playing tennis on public courts near his family home. His exceptional speed at table tennis served him well as he progressed through the amateur tennis ranks. His 1936 Wimbledon triumph against German Baron Gottfried von Cramm was the quickest men’s final in the 20th century and the second fastest of all time!

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