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

 
 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...
 
 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.
 
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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...
 
 Senna killed in car crashSenna killed in car crash by The Ovi Team
May 1st 1994 The Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna has been killed in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix at Imola, near Bologna in Italy. He was just 34-years-old.
 
 Greed and the European Super LeagueGreed and the European Super League by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract.
 
 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)...
 
 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.
 
 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...
 
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