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What the top sports looked like 100 years ago – in pictures

Sports has come a long way in a century and these images show just how far

For the best part of three months, there was no sport at all, and the world realised just how important it is to daily lives.

But how did sports reach this level? Everything starts at some point and it is amazing to see how far various disciplines have come since their humble beginnings in the 18th or 19th century.

Here we have put together images of major sports and events from 100 years ago – in the 1920s – to show how far they have come.

To view the next image in the gallery, click on the arrows or simply swipe.

Updated: June 29, 2020 07:29 AM

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