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Sport

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

 
 Elite sportsmen, elite artists and anxietyElite sportsmen, elite artists and anxiety by Joseph Gatt
Anxiety is part of the sport. First off, being an elite artist or sportsman is a privilege that usually comes with years of hard work and training.
 
 Pele's 1,000thPele's 1,000th by The Ovi Team
November 19th 1969; Brazilian soccer great Pele scores his 1,000th professional goal in a game, against Vasco da Gama in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. It was a major milestone in an illustrious career...
 
 The oldest heavyweight champ in historyThe oldest heavyweight champ in history by The Ovi Team
On November 5, 1994, 45-year-old George Foreman knocks out 26-year-old Michael Moorer and becomes the oldest heavyweight champ in the history of boxing. Foreman had been the champ once before, until Muhammed Ali took the belt from...
 
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 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...
 
 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.
 
 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 OwensJesse 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 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.
 
 When Football Did Not Come HomeWhen Football Did Not Come Home by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
They were in with a shot. The English team, deliriously floating on chants of Football's Coming Home, had made it to their first major tournament final since 1966. The UEFA European Football Championship would be decided at...
 
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