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 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
 Djokovic, Tennis and Player's UnionsDjokovic, 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?
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 Nurmi breaks two world recordsNurmi breaks two world records by The Ovi Team
January 6th 1925; Finnish long-distance runner Paavo Nurmi steps up to the starting line in New York's Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. appearance. Anticipation for the moment had been building steadily since Nurmi's arrival in America four weeks
 Neutral Athletes: Russia, Drugs and the OlympicsNeutral 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.
 A Tale of Two teams: Australia, Italy and the World CupA Tale of Two teams: Australia, Italy and the World Cup by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Australia chose a rather round about, and dangerous way, of getting to the finals of the FIFA World Cup. Qualifying by playing a South or Central American opponent has its pitfalls, the most memorable being Argentina at the Allianz Stadium in 1993. On th
 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 that included three World Cup championships.
 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 him in 1974's "R
 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
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