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

 
 Jesse Owens by The Ovi Team
9th Aug. 1936; Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal as part of the US 4X100 meter relay team having already won the 100 meters, the 200 meters, the long jump at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. This follows his amazing feat one year earlier when
 
 Enzo 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 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.
 
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 The Woes of Luka Modric: Croatia, Nationalism and Football by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Juraj Vrdoljak of Telesport was convinced. "I think half the population didn't show up to work on the morning after the win against England."
 
 Now is the Time to Bring Major League Baseball to San Juan by George Cassidy Payne
Any narrative that portrays Puerto Rico as a poor, battered, and inept Commonwealth has never met someone from Puerto Rico.
 
 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
 
 Daredevil Evel Knievel by The Ovi Team
May 30th 1967; Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA. The quintessential American daredevil motorcyclist, Evel Knievel defied gravity as he rode his bike to the heights of internationa
 
 The Temptations of Ball Tampering: Steve Smith's Australian Team in South Africa by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
There was an audacity about it, carried out with amateurish callowness. As it turned out Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, besieged and vulnerable, had been egged on by Australian cricket captain Steve Smith...
 
 Djokovic, Tennis and Player's Unions by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Novak Djokovic, on returning to competitive tennis at the Australian Open, caused something of a a stir that a revolt in the game was brewing. Was it about ball boys or girls, or his smooth unblemished victory against the unfortunate Donald Young?
 
 Neutral Athletes: Russia, Drugs and the Olympics by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Being a moralist in the Olympics doesn't carry you very far. Turn one way, and there are enterprising drug cheats; turn another, there are wads of cash in envelopes finding their inexorable way to an official's accounts.
 
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