Olympic Sports (Part 11)

Events in Sport

Events 1001 - 1,004 of 1,004

  • 2019-12-09 World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from all major sporting events including 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 football World Cup in Qatar for manipulating laboratory data
  • 2020-02-28 Court of Arbitration for Sport bans Chinese triple Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang from swimming for 8 years for breaking anti-doping rules

Historic DiscoveryCOVID-19

2020-03-24 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic
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Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
Burial of a coronavirus victim in Iran during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020-03-30 International Olympic Committee announces postponed 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held July 23-August 8 in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 3,098

  • 1954-12-26 Ullrich Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-26 Walter Diessner, German DR, 4 man cox (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-01-18 Mable Fergerson, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1972), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-01-24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1955-01-29 John Tate, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1955-02-10 Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976)
  • 1955-02-12 Daniele Masala, Italian pentathelete (Olympics 1976), born in Rome, Italy
  • 1955-02-28 Adrian Dantley, NBA forward (Olympic gold 1976, Utah Jazz), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1955-03-13 Olga Rukavishnikova, Soviet pentathlete (Olympic silver 1980), born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk
  • 1955-03-21 Barbel Wockel-Eckert, German DR, sprinter (Olympic-4 gold-1976, 80)
  • 1955-04-15 Enith Salle Brigitha, Dutch 100m/200m swimmer (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
  • 1955-04-25 Joanne Abbott, Canadian sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Person of interestOlga Korbut

1955-05-16 Olga Korbut, Soviet gymnast (4 x Olympic gold 1972, 76), born in Grodno, Belarus

Gymnast Olga Korbut
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Olga Korbut
  • 1955-06-01 Lorraine Moller, New Zealand athlete (Olympic bronze marathon 1996; Boston Marathon 1984; Osaka Ladies Marathon 1986, 87, 89), born in Putaruru, New Zealand
  • 1955-06-11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
  • 1955-06-28 Nikolay Zimyatov, Soviet-Russian nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976), born in Moscow
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1955-07-24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1955-08-15 Kenneth Carr, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Clearwater, Florida
  • 1955-08-20 Ned Overend, Taipei Taiwan, cyclist (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-08-27 Roderick Hopkins Davis, yachting Star class (Olympics 1996), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1955-08-30 Butch [Richard Andrew] Johnson, American archer (Olympic gold 1992, 96), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1955-08-31 Edwin Corley Moses, Dayton, 400m hurdler (Olympic 2 gold/br-76, 84, 88)
  • 1955-09-06 Anne Henning, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1972), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955-09-10 Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen, Finnish cross country skier (3 Olympic gold 1984), born in Simpele, Finland
  • 1955-10-05 Adair Ferguson, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1955-10-09 Steve Ovett, British athlete (Olympics gold 800m, bronze 1500m 1980), born in Brighton, England
  • 1955-10-15 Kulbir Bhaura, British field hockey player (Olympic gold 1988), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
  • 1955-11-02 Mark Reynolds, American yachtsman (Olympic gold, Star class 1992, 2000), born in San Diego, California
  • 1955-11-07 Detlef Ultsch, German judoka (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Sonneberg, Bezirk Suhl, East Germany
  • 1955-12-01 Uwe Benter, German rowing coxswain (Olympic gold coxed four 1972), born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 1955-12-12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman and president of the bidding and organizing committee for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, born in Heraklion, Greece
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-01-15 Vera Sosulya, Soviet tobogganist (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1956-02-09 Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-02-14 Howard Edward Davis Jr., American boxer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Glen Cove, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1956-03-01 Mark Todd, New Zealand equestrian rider (Olympic gold individual eventing 1984, 88), born in Cambridge, New Zealand
  • 1956-03-03 Jim Barton, American sailor (1996 Olympic bronze in Soling class), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1956-03-14 Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1956-03-18 Ingemar Stenmark, Swedish alpine skier (2 Olympic gold 1980), born in Joesjö, Sweden
  • 1956-03-21 Ingrid Kristiansen, Norwegian marathoner (Olympic-4th-1984, Bost-86, 89)
  • 1956-03-25 Sonia M Lannaman, England, 4X100m relayer (Olympic bronze 1980)
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic gold 1976, 80)
  • 1956-03-27 Thomas Wassberg, Swedish cross country skier (4 Olympic gold 1980, 84, 88), born in Lennartsfors, Värmland, Sweden
  • 1956-03-28 Evelin Jahl, German discus thrower (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • 1956-03-29 Kurt Thomas, American gymnast (Olympics), actor (Gymkata), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956-04-13 Michael Nikolay, German gymnast (Olympics silver 1980), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1956-04-21 Rick DeMont, American 400m swimmer, drug disqualification (1972 Olympics)
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-05-03 Gillian Rolton, Australian equestrian (Summer Olympics 1992, 1996- gold), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1956-05-04 Ulrike Meyfarth, German high jumper (Olympic gold 1972), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1956-05-17 Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, American boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
  • 1956-06-03 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-06-04 John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-06-21 Mikhail Burtsev, Soviet sabre fencer (Olympic gold 1976, 1980), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • 1956-07-02 Leslie Reid, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1956-07-08 Millard Frank Hampton, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Fresno, California
  • 1956-07-13 Michael Spinks, American middleweight boxer (Olympic gold 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-07-15 Kathy Kreiner, Canadian giant slalom (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-08-04 Gerry Cooney, American heavyweight boxer (US Olympics team 1980), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-08-19 Cindy Nelson, American skier (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 1956-08-28 Beverley Goddard-Callender, English track and field athelete (Olympic bronze 1980, 84), born in Barbados
  • 1956-09-03 Hans-Georg Beyer, East German team handball player (Olympic gold 1980), born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • 1956-09-16 Anatoly Beloglazov, Russian 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1956-09-16 Sergei Beloglazov, Russian 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1980, 88), born in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1956-09-24 Ilona Briesenick-Slupianek, German DR, shot-putter (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1956-10-01 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-16 Melissa Belote, American 100m/200m swimmer (Olympics 3 gold-1972), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-10-23 Darrell Pace, archer (Olympic 2 gold/silver-1976, 84, 88), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1956-10-30 Leslie Webb, equestrian dressage (Olympics 1996)
  • 1956-11-23 Shane Gould, Australian freestyle swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1972), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1956-11-25 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1956-12-04 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgarian weightlifter (World C'ship gold - 90kg 1991, 92, 93; Olympic silver - 82.5kg 1976), born in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria
  • 1956-12-13 Phil Hubbard, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1956-12-14 Hanni Wenzel, German alpine ski racer (Olympic-2 gold-1980), born in Straubing, Bavaria, West Germany
  • 1956-12-21 Kevin Burnham, American 470 sailor (Olympic 8th 1992, 96), born in Hollis, New York City
  • 1957-01-13 Christina Seufert, Sacraento California, diver (Olympic bronze 1984)
  • 1957-01-17 Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey
  • 1957-01-31 Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer (Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-02-05 Craig Wilson, American water polo goalkeeper (Olympic silver 1984, 88), born in Beeville, Texas
  • 1957-02-18 Marita Koch, German 400m sprinter (Olympic gold 1980), born in Wismar, Germany
  • 1957-02-26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-02-26 Keena Rothhammer, American 800m freestyle swimmer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1957-03-09 Jon Engen, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1957-03-10 Adolfo Horta, Camaguey Cuba, HW boxer (Olympic silver 1980)
  • 1957-03-23 Sheila Rena Ingram, 4X400m relayer (Olympic silver 1976), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957-03-28 Harvey Glance, American athlete, 4x100m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Phenix City, Alabama
  • 1957-04-06 Maurizio Damilano, Italian race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1980; World C'ship gold 20k 1987, 91), born in Scarnafigi, Italy
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, American athlete (4 x Olympic sprint gold 1984, 88, 92), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1957-05-07 [Christopher St John] "Sinjin" Smith, volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-05-08 Deana Deardruff, American 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic gold 1972)
  • 1957-05-10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, American marathoner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • 1957-05-21 Sue Woodstra, Colton Ca, volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984)

Weddings in Sport


Deaths in Sport