This Day In Sport – July 24
They say we should use this time to learn something new – so we thought we’d offer up a history lesson free of charge!
We’re going to be recapping all the important sporting moments each and every day as we look to fill the void our beloved sports have left behind.
So if it’s AFL, NRL, Basketball, Cricket, Golf or even Wrestling, be sure to return each morning as we take a trip back through the history books to relive some of the great sporting moments On This Day.
2005 – Lance Armstrong “Wins” Seventh Tour De France*
Lance Armstrong completed his record seventh Tour De France win and annouced he would be retiring from the sport.
Armstrong, 33 and a cancer survivor finished 4:40 ahead of Italian Ivan Baso to claim his seventh title.
At the time, this was one of the greatest achievements in the history of world sport.
A few years later it was revealed he was nothing but a drug cheat.
1908 – Marathon Drama
The finish to the Marathon at the 1908 London Olympics was the most dramatic in Games History.
Italy’s Dornado Pietri was the first man the enter the Stadium but ended up collapsing five times.
Officials would carry Pietri across the finish line.
In second place was America’s John Hayes, who finished without collasping.
American officials immediatly lodged a protest which was upheld.
Hayes would win the gold medal.