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 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...
 
 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.
 
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 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
 
 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...
 
 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.
 
 Why the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego MaradonaWhy the Cosmic Kite Never Fell: Football and Diego Maradona by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
In Argentina, beatification and canonisation can happen to living figures. Unlike the officialdom of the Catholic Church, the processes take place in accordance with an insurgent popular will.
 
 The Shaman of Football: Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FCThe Shaman of Football: Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC by Dr. Binoy Kampmark
You cannot bottle him, export him or use him as a precedent for anything. His calm, even tempered disposition is the stuff of bafflement and bemusement, and yet, after his tenure at one of Europe's most known football clubs
 
 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."
 
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