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The most sparsely populated country in Europe has the highest number of Olympic medals per capita in the world. Finland boasts a summer Olympic medal for every 18,135 inhabitants. more
World War II was raging in the early 1940’s and as America's resources were being diverted overseas, baseball's greatest assets were no exception. more
They say the clock ticks faster with the passage of time and that's certainly been the case in the history of competitive running. more
Four years ago, Americans overtook the Scotts as the winningest nation at the British Open. It all began 92 years earlier with a steamship voyage across the ocean. more
Since its inception in 1903, the famed Tour de France bicycle chase completed over 2,000 stages in 103 race editions. Americans have won just a dozen of those starts and can only boast three Tour victories- all by a single rider. more
For the Brits, tradition is serious business and the annual Wimbledon tennis tournament, infused with history and etiquette, is no exception. more
10,000 athletes from 80 countries are set to converge in Israel and take part in the 20th quadrennial Maccabiah Games, one of the world’s largest sporting events. more
Like a modern Bruegel painting depicting kids in playful outdoor scenes, stickball was a familiar picture in America’s urban landscape for most of the 20th century. more
Erin Hills Golf Course is the 17th public golf course in America to host a Major and 6th in the U.S. Open Championship. more
The Grand Slam is now in its 14th consecutive year without an American male singles champion at the Australian, French, British (Wimbledon), or US Open. more
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10 years ago

RUGBY  February 23, 2008- Wales defeat Italy 47-8 in the 3rd week of the Six Nations Championship. The team would continue their march towards their 10th Grand Slam, 19th Triple Crown, and 24th Champions title and concede only 2 tries during the entire competition. The annual Six Nations rugby games started in 1883 just among England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

20 years ago

BASKETBALL  February 21, 1998- Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic is named NBA Player Of The Week. Spending 2 years at the University of Illinois, Anderson left in 1989 and was the first pick in Magic’s history when the Orlando team franchise first started playing that season. Anderson closed out his career in 2002 with career stats of 14.4 ppg, 2.6 apg and 1.4 spg.

30 years ago

OLYMPICS  February 20, 1988- Brian Boitano of the U.S. wins the Olympic gold medal in figure skating. The native resident of Sunnyvale, California skated 8 triple jumps, 2 axels, and a triple-triple combination to claim the top spot at the Calgary games. Six years earlier, Boitano became the first American to land a triple axel.

40 years ago

TRIATHLON  February 18, 1978- The first Iron Man Triathlon competition is held in Oahu, Hawaii. The three-part race of swimming (2.4 miles), cycling (112 miles) and running (26.2 miles) is one of the most grueling single-day sporting events in the world. A participant who completes each stage within a certain time frame is designated an Iron Man.