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Sport Athletes, Olympics, drug abuse, trophies, leagues, team sports, board games, past, present and future are tackled here.

 
 Jesse Owens at the Berlin OlympicsJesse Owens at the Berlin Olympics by The Ovi Team
August 9th 1936; Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the first American to win four medals in one Olympics. The first gold was in the 100 meters, where Owens edged out teammate Ralph Metcalfe in a time of 10.3 seconds. Gol
 
 The Passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World GameThe Passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World Game by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It is important to stress this: the word football. A word associated with the pure use, aesthetic, skilful, or clumsy, of feet, legs and head (leaving aside arms), but which means different things to different audiences - and countries.
 
 Enzo FerrariEnzo Ferrari by The Ovi Team
July 31st 1932; Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name. It was not until 1932 that Ferrari's son Alfredo, also known as Dino was born and Ferrari decided to retire from racing.
 
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 Emile Zatopek Emile Zatopek by The Ovi Team
July 20th 1952; Emile Zatopek runs Olympic Record 10K (29:17.0). One of the greatest runners of the 20th Century, Emil Zatopek achieved legendary status when he won the 5,000, the 10,000 and the marathon at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.
 
 Le Mans disaster Le Mans disaster by The Ovi Team
June 11th 1955; seventy-seven people have been killed and 77 others injured when two cars collided on the race track and crashed into the spectators' stand at Le Mans in north-west France. The Mercedes-Benz being driven by Pierre Levegh hit the bank by t
 
 Jim Clark killedJim Clark killed by The Ovi Team
April 7th 1968; Motor racing world champion Jim Clark was killed in a car crash during a Formula Two race at Hockenheim. Clark, 32, was at the wheel of his Lotus-Cosworth which left the track at 170mph (274km/h), somersaulted through the air and collided
 
 Henley Royal RegattaHenley Royal Regatta by The Ovi Team
March 16th 1839; the first Henley Royal Regatta is held. Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the River Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. The Royal Regatta is sometimes referred to as Henley Regatta, its original name p
 
 Cassius Clay Becomes ChampionCassius Clay Becomes Champion by The Ovi Team
25th February, 1964; Cassius Clay, defeated Sonny Liston when Liston retired at the end of the sixth round in Miami to become Heavyweight Champion of the World.
 
 VolleyballVolleyball by The Ovi Team
On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA), William G Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette as a pastime to be played preferably indoors and by any number of players. The game took some of its character
 
 Sports and Security: Manchester United's Counter-Terrorism ChiefSports and Security: Manchester United's Counter-Terrorism Chief by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It seemed an unnecessarily grand gesture, but the English Premier league discovered last week that Manchester United had appointed its own counterterrorism manager. The person is said to be a former inspector from Greater Manchester Police's specialist
 
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