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Sports in the 1960's
Transcript of Sports in the 1960's
By: Brandon Hernandez
On January 15,1967 the green bay packers won the first super bowl against the Kansas city chiefs 35-10
In 1967 the AFL and NFL merged together adopted the AFL rules and the directorship of the league and the name were taken from the NFL
Joe Namath predicted that he would win the super bowl in the year 1969 and what was one of the biggest upsets in football history against the Baltimore colts he won super bowl 3 16-7
Football in the 1960's grew rapidly thanks to the television and that the scheduled of the games to play on Sunday so more people have time to watch them.
professional basketball wasn't really watched more unlike college basketball until players like Bill Russel and Wilt Chamberlain brought more excitement to the game plus the broadcasting of the games on television making it more available to watch the game
Sports in the 1960's
Boxing and the 1960,1964 & 1968 Olympics
Rich, Michael. "SPORTS / FOOTBALL." 1960s Sports / Football. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013. <http://www.fiftiesweb.com/pop/sports60-foot.htm>.
On March 2, 1962 when Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points in a Warrior win over the New York Knicks. This is still the highest point total ever scored in a NBA game.
The Boston Celtics won eight consecutive titles
Bill Russell became the first black coach and the first player-coach when he took over for the retiring Red Auerbach in 1967.
Rich, Michael. "1960s SPORTS / BASKETBALL." 1960s Basketball. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013. <http://www.fiftiesweb.com/pop/sports60-basket.htm>.
"History of Women in Sports Timeline." - Part 4. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013. <http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/timelne4.htm>.
Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2013. <http://www.infoplease.com/spot/olympicstimeline2.html>.
The Olympics in the 60's were full of upsets, records, and triumph
In the summer of 1960 the olympics in Rome was the first Games covered by television worldwide.
18-year-old boxer Cassius Clay,later to be known as Muhammad Ali beat Zigzy Pietrzykowski and what was a huge upset in the 1960 games
The Games of 1968 in Mexico City are controversially held at the highest altitude ever at 7,349 feet. The thin air is bad for athletes in endurance events, but it leads to records in short races, relays, and jumping events.
American Al Oerter wins the discus toss for the third straight time, despite a cervical disc injury and torn rib cartilage.
Women accomplishments in sports the 60's
Wilma Rudolph becomes the first American woman to win 3 track and field Olympic gold medals - in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash, and the 400 meter relay
Larissa Latynina wins three golds, two silvers and a bronze medal for gymnastics at the Rome Olympic medal count while three months pregnant.
Mamie Rollins sets a new record for women's 70-yard hurdles at 8.7 seconds.
Donna De Varona, a 1964 Olympic swimmer, becomes the first woman sports broadcaster on national TV for ABC
My heroes from the 60's and their quotes
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee- Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life- Muhammad Ali
I believe that good things come to those who work- Wilt Chamberlain
In my opinion Muhammad Ali and Wilt Chamberlain were the best athletes of the 60's for their incredible feat and outstanding performances in the sport they played
When you go out there and do the things you're supposed to do, people view you as selfish- Wilt Chamberlain
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything- Muhammad Ali