Sports Events on 25/7      

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25/7/2005During the European Girls Basketball Championship which is held in Poland, the greek team is defeated by Turkey with 69-29 scoring just one point in the second half, making a world negative record
25/7/200432-year-old Lance Armstrong from Texas, USA, wins the 6th consecutive Tour de France breaking the record of 5 consecutive wins held by Miguel Indurain
25/7/199927 year-old Texan cyclist Lance Armstrong who survived cancer, wins the Tour de France. Armstrong overcame Greg LeMond (winner of the Tour in 1986, 1989 and 1990) by 7 minutes and 37 seconds
25/7/1998Aimore Moreira dies aged 86. He was the coach of the national team of Brazil in 1962 when the team won the World Cup, and Panathinaikos in 1975 and 1976. He left PAO in November 1976 and Kazimierz Gorski succeeded him on 21/11/1976
25/7/199836-year-old track-and-field champion Jackie Joyner Kersee decides to retire
25/7/1997Ben Hogan, one of the greatest golfers (63 tournaments won), dies aged 84
25/7/1996Pia Wunderlich of Germany scores the fastest ever goal in the Women's Olympic Football tournament when she opens the score against Brazil after 4 minutes of play (final score 1-1). The previous fastest goal in the Women's tournament was scored 4 days ago, on 21/7, when Bettina Wiegmann of Germany scored in the fifth minute against Japan (final score 3-2).
25/7/1992The 25th Olympic Games open in Barcelona. 9.367 men and women from 169 countries take part in 25 events. All state members of the IOC take part. Germany comes out united. Latvia, Lithuania and Esthonia make their first appearance as independent states
25/7/1984Former Soviet female aviator and cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman ever to perform a space walk
25/7/1981Liverpool become European champion for the third time in the club's history after defeating Real Madrid with 1-0 at the final
25/7/1976American James Montgomery becomes the first to swim the 100m freestyle in less than 50 seconds (49.99)
25/7/1952Greece defeats the amateurs of England with 4-2 at a friendly match in Lahti, Norway
25/7/1860First intercollegiate billiard game in Worchester, USA. Harvard's freshmen vs Yale's

 

             
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