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

 
 Olympic silent protestOlympic silent protest by The Ovi Team
October 17th 1968; two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a bla
 
 Holy Days for SportsHoly Days for Sports by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
It looks like a gross mismatch: the ferocious Tigers versus the flighty Crows. But the latter, who stem from Adelaide, are the favourite. This is Australian Rules Football ("footy" to the initiated), one of the stranger hybrids in the sporting codes: me
 
 Johnson loses Olympic goldJohnson loses Olympic gold by The Ovi Team
September 27th 1988; Sprinter Ben Johnson has been sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace. The Canadian has also been stripped of his 100m gold medal after testing positive for drugs. Johnson has just arrived home in Toronto and has said he wi
 
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 Ali defeats SpinksAli defeats Spinks by The Ovi Team
September 15th 1978; boxer Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxi
 
 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.
 
 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
 
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