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Sporting Highlights for 1906

Here are some of the sporting highlights in the world of sport for 1906. A multisport event held in Athens, Greece was promoted as the second Olympic Games, however the poorly organized and attended event has now been downgraded by the IOC to be called the Intercalated Games, and the medals not officially counted in Olympic stats.

In Motor Racing reports, the first Grand Prix was held near Le Mans, which became the start of Formula 1.

In American Football, the rules and regulations were changed by President Theodore Roosevelt. According to the President, the game was too brutal.

In the field of soccer, for the second time, Liverpool won the League championship and became the first club to win in consecutive years.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 1906.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Tony Wilding
April 22 - May 2 Intercalated Games were held in Athens, Greece.
June Golf US Open won by Alex Smith
June 26-27 the first grand prix held on public roads in the vicinity of Le Mans, France
July the Cycling Tour de France won by René Pottier
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Laurie Doherty and Dorothea Douglass
July Golf The Open Championship won by James Braid
Sep Tennis US National Championship won by Bill Clothier and Helen Homans
Oct The Baseball World Series won by Chicago White Sox

Please note that the dates for past events are not always known, and are sometimes just placed in the month that the current event is held. If no exact date is listed, then it is just an estimated month that it was held.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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