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 Daredevil Evel KnievelDaredevil 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
 
 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
 
 The Temptations of Ball Tampering: Steve Smith's Australian Team in South AfricaThe 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...
 
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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?
 
 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.
 
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