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17/2/2018Marit Bjoergen makes history with 13th career medal at 2018 Winter Olympics wining the gold medal at the women’s cross country 4x5-kilometer team relay of the PyeongChang Olympic Games, tying her with former Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen for the most by any Winter Olympian
17/2/2012Thieves invade the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Olympia and remove 65 exhibits. Among them is a gold ring - seal of the Mycenaean period which depicts a bull fighting performance and a bronze runner figurine.
17/2/2005Argentinian 69-year-old Enrique Omar Sivori dies of cancer in a hospital in Buenos Aires. He started his football career in 1954 with River Plate and some years later he moved to Juventus, winning 3 championships and 2 Italian cups. In 1961 he was voted “European Footballer of the year” and in 1965 he moved to Napoli. He also played for the Italian national team, scoring 9 goals from 9 matches. He went on to coach Argentina in the 1974 World Cup and later returned to work for Juventus as a scout in South America
17/2/1999Australian Suzan O'Neil smashes Mary Meagher's 18-year old world record (2:05.65) in butterfly style with 2:05.37
17/2/1999Manchester Utd's largest away win (over Nottingham Forest 1-8)
17/2/1999Nikos Polychronopoulos wins the gold medal at the European Juniors Billiard Championship in Murcia, Spain
17/2/199239 year-old Raisa Smetanina becomes the oldest champion and the first athlete to win a medal in 5 consecutive Olympics after winning the gold medal in 20km relay cross-country race with Russia
17/2/1972Panathinaikos – Slavia Prague 74-74 and the Greek team qualifies to the best “4” of European Championship Winners Cup, having won the first match in Athens with 99-73. Coach Costas Mourouzis uses the same line up for 40 minutes consisting of Apostolos Kontos (23p), Peppas (14), Kerckland (15), Kefalos (8) and Iordanidis (18)
17/2/1968Jean Claude Killy wins 3 olympic gold medals in Grenoble. This triple success was achieved so far by only one athlete, Austrian Toni Sailer in 1956
17/2/1968The Basketball Hall of Fame opens in Springfield, Massachusetts
17/2/1931A baseball game is the first telecast of a sporting event in Japan
17/2/1926Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wils in their unique confrontation for the world title in Cannes

 

             
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