THE SPORTING WORLD
[From On: London Correspondent.] September 4. ATHLETICS. ‘ British athletes were interested, and by no means surprised, to hoar that there is a movement on foot to hold the 1916 Olympic (James in America (Cincinnati). As me writer pointed out recently, the question as to whether the Games are, to be held in two years or not. depends on the duration of the, war. It is well known in international athletic circles that Daly desires to hold Die Games in the near future, and in strict rotation would have had the honor in 1920. Now that it is extremely unlikely that Berlin will be the venue, il seems natund to think that Rome will be the selected cl tv. though whether in 1916 depends on circumstances
The opinion in Et;gl;t-h athletic circles is that the American athletic authorities would be well advised to make much ol lire Panama-Pacific Games ot .10,16. in c-’S’ tile recognisd Olvmpie Fixture is abandoned until fs2o. M’-sl people wijl be hard hit through the war. and F.uropean eount-rii’6 will nor fed disposed to .spend much money , ~i (.-ending big (cams on long journeys re>i lO )iie time. On that account it will perhaps be he!ter Dm Central Europe shell he the v- uiic of the next festival. A* a reminder, it may hj«. pointed < ill lint the Olympic Game.-, since their revival a I Athens, have been held as follow* : —I9OO. Paris ; 1904. Si. Louis; 1908. London : 3912. Stockholm. In addition, the Greek Olympic Game* (every l<-n yea’-) woe IHd ai Athens in 190 ft. -■-A rm v A t file t’. c.-.
The war came at an ii.nl'<num:H« tune [(j v iinnv athletics, the championship merlin.! having in lie abandoned. Ihe atithoti-li.-s, however,' have very wisely given a ihmtdil to tlie future, am] at, a, meeting of the Amateur Athletic Association a few days am. the Army Athletic Association w;is iiltilial.-d to the National governing body. ](■ liae been recognised for some time that tdw army offers a great field for the cultivalion of athletic talcint, and this will be well exploited when ciri-umstauceo allow. (lur gallant regulars hare some haul work to go through, and il will jroiial.lv b-- some thiK' Indore we shall again see the soldier cracks at civilian meetings. W, Hnt.-on is the most, famous soldier athlete of the pi--sent time, ami his brilliant vii lories in tlie one ami Unir-milc championships. oi 1-.ngia.nd kmi Tiny will not b, foi goti fit in .a hurry, (*■' past i humph.ns rim llitnks ol Lieut .All.to Pa 11 -i>on, (art. Ilallswell, ami F. F. Laco.n. The last named was particularly I u ill‘ant, his be.-l pierformances lining a mile in em n 1 esec aci.'] the 1 it• ‘lit■ v 1 of " De. rfoof's " one-hour record. .Mention of Bacon is a reminder that one of his opponents in the late !'. P. fonnefi' did some ►oMievii.g, The liit'e ] Ashman served during live Si-an ish-A me: . ■ eati War. and at the (hr.-- "f Ins death (liwas on.nTird ) he was a stj-wil lit l in Fnilsd States Annv on duty in the Philippines, . . Lots -■ i prominent r.ihb-i - an- m.w joining tim armv, among tim n '.vest T.cnids being 11. Ives, oi lb-- in;.'!’- Pari; liar rici ■.' I \ the Civil Servieo open mile ,P in vita* van • ((ted to 4linn • m f„11 disP m-c and be warn mci.jiv fancied for the ■Lampion-ship. II
was i.v.'rtmined, however. and failed to slew id- proper fo’Tn. The liar went to j tlmson. and it mav 1m w.r- shall next see; tiv pait hi on posit ion it; a race for troop-, on act Ac ,s. rvT,;. The Knglisli Aimy aid iiot-ii n-«i n-eogsipf the value in sprats as a, im-an.-. of preventing men going stale, or. ns "Joniniy | puts it- "being fed up." On this account • 1 ruc-’S, fcotbail liialdiee bout- with tin- j gloves, and otln r sport, are I'ncsm ag--d, , and v.e alrendv inar of the surpn-e; arommi am- ng T’ re 11 . r t .and [iMgiaTts on re,, ing Km.di-di ,-oldi -rs playing footlrd] wit'no . sound .'.f gun-l're. BOXING, I Flop; i.ll appen ranee;. Fred \\ oi.s>; : ■ not iifi d isi wait loi.g Jor a rnatcii alter I' l , men tin ~ tim Linleid Stale.-. Wh-th -r : Hiuhi*.- <.y \Viiil-* will ho hj U lirsl op; >!:■;'* : reniais., i i ; c d-eU-rnii.icd by tim rc.-iilt ' ni their (.roject'-'d in-.-.'l in.-g. which. n'• tryi infe rrm.d, u.ay soon .on,-.; a'ooin. Wel-M - gave- it <ju 1 hefoihe h.-ft that he womd ; be ready to meet anyone \,y tin- end <.i ■ (I, tober, and bis frnmd.- ate consider:; tmv i’e will not place obstacles in tm- way • ■ . i online- chabciigei s 'I hj, promim-m II .me Im.v i s arc l ent ■ n helping the pr.iu.c ol W aic.- f. ear tm el. i i which end tlmy ate giving th■■in vp--. for a P eirnamcin, lo held in I.mei n. ; an])c.ir:ng. mic ian a- ] v tot--, un-ir .vl !<•••. Among the number who have premised ‘i-j take p-arl as" young Alm.'uoi. Pat. OJ\ lc, I-ainl sln a a lime, .Johnny Smnmcm. ■ "o Digger Sumiey. Many ' ..' ■ ate - 'em wit!) the Army m Navy, am-mg »h.-:n ing Private Brad.;.,. k. Me cad i. . enlS\ bought iimis-eii' on: tl— Hoy a! .‘damn-. Pal cm 1 ;j • ovil,r.ao n* v..r j.nanp'.iy md",mn': V-.-.v' , ivi'- ('me; !. The Immneis; el a i.me pam-l-i- latc.s Inc.v ;m I- mci i-ia; '.'d -t e:; a- d ,n Heig.hnn. and was is o.md 'a, a -o om . nhotnr i d -m*. to !, 1 !a . i-r la'.'o a o : I kni v n la.mio,; e, 'IT- ha-r p-t-ial.o him. (b’ • a'., ■ - a •i: I'.'n I mi 11:.... t Tll K id i.d’ 1 11 a‘ I is" King is i-me: eg . . ' ' (raining, amblha: ere IL -a; oosa, , . he ;a.o sri miohiy. f mire, oi sports m go- d (.'city. - a,-- j ! 1 'edmg . .at 1 . e~i m; me ii .aja :o- - o .■ ; ■ ■i „ back. tm'f arc- m■a‘ am n ;g. I- mi 1 :mm. ng- I her w: in M -s;-- ,1. Lh do'. P.-i.-y F - d i hinds. I. il. Lcaaman, A. tint. IL 1 i):i..-o I. L..ocrm. 1 . It, no;-, .eel I h,Olivos A. and IL A.aatlm..: j... - tlmm-olv-c at a, r-Tndtiig .-tat:-"; mom week, ami cidt-lcd to - Up:. Urn--,, . Tin-y .no ad hi ii.ivit amm ctir pa a amt .-ia.nPi m.-rko egi-.-Pent i.id-.t ■ o. , rmni. Mi,din;- bja.p--;;i!-C- lake p.a • <- ■ win re. ; n in,- lam.- ia". i g lain I'. Iv crjl.l. son of lim S.nn.-r. '■ ho. I ill-, c n! a Id" i a i.-.. ■ . OS, - ■,) (’!;|( !\ Lk I Inc . f tie tin ml .ch.-ode .- a.'m '■! : • ; • ■ si-lii. sca-a n was ,u .In)-i: -p. d ~y lima tinring 110 yecimd innin_s -n (l.om-. ~ s'lipo v. Void. kmc. He Pov.ico 1 ,v i, ; that nil 1.0 nick-ts n-li r- him for no.-, : ami In-ils ;!m tir-t Voi knmrcimm to -m joi-ii this ff.it in - -iiin- ol ion with -vinpv ' enel.e-. Kighi ol Iter men nave aim. taken ail the wickets in one innings in couin-e lion with the county championship, tin; list being;—(L Burton and A. K. Trot! (Middlesex). H. Pickett tEsefij, C. H. Bland (Susec-x), E. J. Tyler (Somerset), <'. I Khvlhf (Kent), J. Briggs and U.‘ Demtcf.t iGkmc-.nUrehire). it era.-, mainly due to F. JL Foats-r that Warwickshire beat Surrey. Betides play- ! ing a valuable innings of 81, he took nine v.-mkets nr 72 runs, and so the Ovalite.s bad to P"t «P with the second reverse of the season. Another Foster, in M. K., of Worcester• shire, piaved an innings of 153 againrt. Derbyshire. This is the highest score of his career, and he looks like following in the dens of hi-_ live eider brothers. He hit -one* 6 and 2. 4's, and showed all the furnilv -case of movern-ent and splendid v.-rist iduy.
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THE SPORTING WORLD, Evening Star, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914