The blood-sport of bull-baiting was popular in Leeds in the 18th and 19th centuries.
During their captivity in a notorious Italian POW camp in World War Two, England cricketers Bill Bowes and Freddie Brown staged one of the most remarkable cricket matches in history.
The earliest recorded horse race in Leeds took place on 17 July 1682. Here is a brief history of the sport in Leeds
Doris Storey reached the final at Hitler’s Olympics and won two golds at the Empire Games but was omitted from the London 1948 squad because she was a wife and mother.