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...in Nashville at age 76.In 1972, Dave Wottle of the United States won the men's 800-meter race at the Munich Summer Olympics.In 1986, a judge in Los Angeles sentenced Cathy Evelyn Smith to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter...

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Today In Sports History

...world champion at 106 pounds, loses to Rafael Lozano of Spain under the new electronic scoring system used at the Summer Olympics, even though all five judges credit him with more blows than his opponent as did five jury members used as a backup...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-01/today-sports-history
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Today In Sports History

...Bowden is the first American to break the four-minute mile with a 3:58.7 time at Stockton, Calif.1980 - The Summer Olympics open in Moscow without the United States and 64 other boycotting countries.1987 - Nick Faldo of England wins the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-18/today-sports-history
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If Spain tinkers, Costa ready for World Cup chance

...Netherlands. In comparison, nearly 900 million people watched at least part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. On Twitter, more than 24.9 million tweets were sent out during this year's Super Bowl, up from 13.7 million...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-11/if-spain-tinkers-costa-ready-world-cup
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Bigger beach volleyball fest

...infrastructure.With sparse funding, Latin American nations have traditionally lagged behind in the medal count at the Summer Olympics. A Latin American country has yet to win a medal in the Winter Olympics.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-25/bigger-beach-volleyball-fest
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Today In Sports History

...three matches to two.1928 - The Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam and the Olympic...in Chicago 20-7.1984 - The Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles with a record...Russian Evgueni Sadovyi becomes the Summer Olympics' first triple gold medalist...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-28/today-sports-history
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Today in Sports History

...Sweden.1992 - The U.S. women's basketball team is upset by the Unified Team 79-73 in the semifinals at the Summer Olympics.1997 - Michael Johnson wins his third straight 400-meter title at the world championships in Athens, Greece...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-05
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Today in Sports History

...during his 60-second routine - one of the toughest feats in gymnastics - for a 9.975 and the gold.2008 - At the Summer Olympics in Beijing, Yukiko Ueno pitches 28 innings in two days, including seven to shut down the U.S. softball team...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-21
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NZ's All Blacks defeat USA 74-6

...and Fiji later this month. They have already qualified for the 2015 World Cup and hope to do the same for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where rugby (the seven-a-side version, instead of 15 players each) will return as a medal sport for the first...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-02/nzs-all-blacks-defeat-usa-74-6
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Sochi opening: Let Putin's games begin

...world will be watching the entire Olympic machine in Sochi, and much as it did when Soviet-era Moscow hosted the Summer Olympics in 1980, it will use what it sees to sit in judgment of Putin's Russia, where he has suffocated political opposition...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-07/sochi-opening-let-putins-games-begin
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