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Real Madrid President Santiago Bernabeu’s respect for Sir Matt Busby and his Manchester United team led to attempts to help rebuild the club following the tragedy. They offered holidays to Spain and even offered legend Alfredo Di Stéfano to the club on loan.
The United States beating England 1-0 in the 1950 Football World Cup. England had finally decided to enter the tournament, and expected to win easily, but were beaten by a diving header by Joe Gaetjens. Myth has it England outshot the Americans 125-1 and only lost because they hit the goalposts dozens of times.
The top 10 medal winners at the Winter Olympics include both the Soviet Union and East Germany. The USSR collected 194 medals, making it third all time, between 52 and 91. Meanwhile, East Germany’s participation only lasted from 68 to 88, but managed to win 110 total winter medals during that time, placing them 10th […]
In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, a Native American runner named Billy Mills won the 10,000m. He was only the USA’s second best runner in the event, and over a minute slower than the world record holder and favourite Ron Clarke. With 30m to go, Mills sprinted to win the race.
The winner of the King of the Mountain wears a white jersey with red dots ( maillot à pois rouges in French), which is commonly referred to as the “polka dot jersey”. Introduced in 1975. The colors were decided by the then sponsor, Poulain Chocolate, to match a popular product.
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We always talk about the 1896 start of the modern Olympics but the ancient Olympics demised only once the Roman emperors became Christian. Pagan festivals were at first discouraged and then completely outlawed. The Olympic games were first and foremost a religious celebration in honour of Zeus, they held no place in the Christian empire. […]
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