On This Day - August 1 1980: Sebastian Coe turned the tables on Steve Ovett to win the 1500 metres at the Moscow Olympics

Athletics legend Sebastian Coe 


1716: The oldest surviving sporting contest, the Doggett's Coat and Badge, for Thames scullers, was held for the first time.

1936: The 11th Olympics opened in Berlin, Germany. The Games were best remembered for Jesse Owens winning four gold medals.

1980: Sebastian Coe turned the tables on Steve Ovett to win the 1500 metres at the Moscow Olympics, after his great rival had beaten him in the 800m final six days earlier.

1989: Australia won the fourth Test at Old Trafford to become the first side to regain the Ashes on English soil since 1934.

1996: America's Michael Johnson broke the 200m world record by 0.30 seconds with a time of 19.32secs at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

2003: Manchester United plc was fined £1.652million by the Office of Fair Trading over allegations it fixed the price of replica kits.

2004: Mark Palios resigned as chief executive of the Football Association.

2012: Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 time-trial. The 32-year-old claimed his fourth Olympic gold and seventh medal in all, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave with a British record haul of Games medals.

2013: Hearts were hit with a transfer embargo until February 1, 2014, as further punishment for going into administration having already being deducted 15 points. The club finished bottom of the Scottish Premiership in the 2013-14 season and were relegated.


Adrian Logan: The county Tyrone sports television presenter and journalist and founder member of the Ulster GAA Writer's Association was born on this day, Monday August 1 1955.

Mike Watkinson (cricket) - Former Lancashire cricket director and England all-rounder, born 1961.

Brad Faxon (golf) - two-time American Ryder Cup player, born 1961.

Graham Thorpe (cricket) - former England batsman, born 1969.

David James (soccer) - former England and Liverpool goalkeeper, born 1970.

Kanu (soccer) - former Nigeria, West Brom and Arsenal striker, born 1976.

Andy Blignaut (cricket) - former Zimbabwe international, born 1978.

Stephen Hunt (soccer) - former Reading and Republic of Ireland winger, born 1981.

Julien Faubert (soccer) - Kilmarnock's former West Ham defender, born 1983.

Bastian Schweinsteiger (soccer) - Germany and Manchester United midfielder, born 1984.

Stuart Holden (soccer) - United States and Bolton midfielder, born 1985.

Tendai Mtawarira (rugby union) - South Africa and Sharks loosehead prop, born 1985.

Lee Wallace (soccer) - Rangers and Scotland left-back, born 1987.

Sebastien Pocognoli (soccer) - West Brom defender, born 1987.

Nemanja Matic (soccer) - Chelsea's Serbian midfielder, born 1988.


1 Which Scottish League Two team play their home games at Central Park?

2 Jenson Button began his Formula One career with which team?

3 Who do Tyrone face in this weekend's GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championship?

4 What is world boxing champion Carl Frampton's ring nickname?

5 St Louis' major league baseball team are known by which name?

(See answers at bottom)


Today Monday August 1

CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Yorkshire v Warwickshire - Sky Sports 2 1400; third day of the second Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1555.

BASEBALL: MLB, New York Mets v New York Yankees - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Tue).


CRICKET: Royal London One-Day Cup, Middlesex v Surrey - Sky Sports 2 1400; fourth day of the second Test, West Indies v India - Sky Sports 3 1555.

RACING: Races from Chelmsford City, Cork and Roscommon - Sky Sports 3 1900.

BASEBALL: MLB, Cincinnati Reds v St Louis Cardinals - BT Sport/ESPN 0000 (Wed).

Quick Quiz Blitz answers: 1 Cowdenbeath; 2 Williams; 3 Mayo; 4 The Jackal; 5 The Cardinals.


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