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

 
 Pele'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 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 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
 
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 Johnson 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. Johnson has just arrived home in Toronto and has said he wi
 
 Ali 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
 
 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.
 
 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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