1912 England cricket team regains the Ashes
1920 National Negro Baseball League organizes
1923 1st Black pro Basketball team, ”Renaissance”, organizes
1928 Clas Thunberg of Finland wins his 3rd Olympic gold medal when he dead-heats with Norway’s Bernt Evensen in the 500m speed skating at the St. Moritz Winter Games
1928 Legendary Norwegian speed skater Ivar Ballangrud wins the first of 2 straight 5,000m Olympic gold medals when he beats Julius Skutnabb of Finland by 9 seconds in St. Moritz
1932 Australian Championships Women’s Tennis: Coral McInnes Buttsworth retains title; beats Kathrine Le Mesurier 9-7, 6-4
1932 Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Jack Crawford retains title and repeats previous year’s win over Harry Hopman 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
1932 A 2-2 final round tie with the US is good enough for Canada to clinch its 4th consecutive Olympic ice hockey gold medal at Lake Placid; Canadian center Walter Monson is tournament top scorer with 11 points
1932 Finland goes 1-2 in the 50k cross country event at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics; Veli Saarinen wins gold ahead of teammate Väinö Liikkanen
1936 Ivar Ballangrud of Norway narrowly misses winning all 4 speed skating events at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Winter Olympics; finishes 2nd in 1,500m just 1.0s behind teammate Charles Mathiesen
1937 Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
1937 Boston Redskins receive approval from NFL to move to Washington, D.C; to share baseball’s Griffith Stadium with first Washington Senators of the American League
1948 West Indian batsman Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in his only Test Cricket innings
1965 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1968 Swedish 10k cross country champion Toini Gustafsson wins her 2nd gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Olympics in the 5k event ahead of Soviet pair Galina Kulakova and Alvetina Kolchina
1968 After winning giant slalom in Innsbruck (1964) French skier Marielle Goitschel takes out the slalom gold medal at the Grenoble Winter Olympics
1972 XI Winter Olympic Games close at Sapporo, Japan
1980 NZ beats West Indies by one wicket in cricket at Dunedin
1980 XIII Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
1983 Opener Steve Smith with 117 and Geoff Lawson 3-11 guide Australia to 149 run win over New Zealand in cricket’s World Series Cup 2nd Final in Melbourne; win series, 2-0
1983 33rd NBA All-Star Game, The Forum, Inglewood, CA: East beats West, 132-123; MVP: Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers, F
1984 Swedish cross country skier Gunde Svan wins 15k event, the first of 2 gold medals at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; also wins 4 x 10k relay gold
1984 Karin Enke of East Germany wins her 2nd gold medal of the Sarajevo Winter Games, winning the women’s 1,000m in Olympic record 1:21.61; also wins 1,500m gold
1987 Tigers’ Jack Morris awarded $1.85 million salary by arbitrator
1988 XV Winter Olympic Games open in Calgary, Canada
1988 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
1989 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
1992 West beats East 14 to 9 in Major Soccer League all star game
1993 Sergei Bubka pole vaults indoor record (6.14 m)
1994 44th NBA All-Star Game, Target Centre, Minneapolis, MN: East beats West, 127-118; MVP: Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls, F
2014 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women’s 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
2014 Slopestyle freestyle skiing event makes Olympic debut at Sochi Winter Games; American Joss Christensen is inaugural men’s gold medallist
2014 French biathlete Martin Fourcade wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the individual competition; also claims the pursuit title
2014 Women’s luge singles champion Natalie Geisenberger and men’s doubles winners Tobias Wendl & Tobias Arlt earn their 2nd Olympic gold medals in Sochi in team relay event; Germany sweeps 4 events
2014 Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is first to break 100 points barrier in the short program (101.45 points) at the Sochi Winter Olympics, on way to the men’s singles gold medal
2018 After winning Olympic gold in the women’s curling in Sochi (2014), Canadian Kaitlyn Lawes wins the mixed doubles with dual gold medallist John Morris in Pyeongchang
2018 Dutch speed skater Kjeld Nuis wins the men’s 1,500m gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; also takes 1,000m gold
2018 Austrian alpine skier Marcel Hirscher wins the men’s combined gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; goes on to also win giant slalom gold

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