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Transcript of 1970s

Sport in the 1970s Stephanie Huntely
Liz Sullivan
Abby Woods
Huoang Ess 208
Greg Austin Common Wealth Games Held in Endinburg, Scotland July 16-25
The first time metric units were used, instead of imperial units
First time electronic flash photo finish technology used
1,744 athletes (http://www.thecgf.com/records/games.asp) Mexico May 31-June 21
First World Cup broadcast in color
First World Cup held outside South Africa and Europe
Brazil won, beating Italy 4-1 in the final
Won all 6 games in the tournament
16 teams in the tournament
Considered the finest World Cup in history Sources Fifa World Cup http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/archive/edition=32/index.html) 1971 Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier Smokin’ Joe became the first to beat Ali
He knocked Ali to the canvas in the 15th round
Frazier said, "That was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life”
He was the heavy weight champion (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2011/11/joe-frazier-muhammad-ali-fight-of-century-video.html) 1970 Summer Olympic Games Munich, Germane August 26-September 11
195 Events
7,134 Athletes
US Swimmer Mark Spitz won 7 gold medals, and broke 7 records
Terrorist Attack:
8 Palestinian Terrorists broke into Olympic Village
Killed 2 members of Israel team, 9 hostages, who were all killed (http://www.olympic.org/munich-1972-summer-olympics) 1
2 Effect of Terrorist Attacks at Munich Olympic events were suspended
900 million viewers from over 100 countries
Eleven Israelis, five Palestinians and one German police officer died during the Munich tragedy
Several Athletes left the games because of the inadequate security (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/olympics-massacre-munich--the-real-story-524011.html) http://commonsenseconspiracy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/terrorism-olympics.jpg 2 4 1973 1972 Tennis Grand Slam men’s result
•Australian Open: John Newcombe
•US Open: John Newcombe
•Wimbledon: Jan Kodeš Grand Slam women’s result
•Australian Open: Margaret Court
•US Open: Magaret Court
•Wimbledon: Billie Jean King Basketball NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship – UCLA wins 87–66 over Memphis State. Bill Walton of UCLA scored 44 points in the Championship game.
NBA Finals – New York Knicks won 4 games to 1 over the Los Angeles Lakers Soviet Union defeated Sweden in World Championships Cycling Tour de France - Luis Ocaña Pernia of Spain won 1st place Men's World Cup in Amstelveen, Netherlands won by the Netherlands Field Hockey 1974 Cycling Field Hockey The 2nd World Lacrosse Championship is held in Melbourne, Australia. The United States win, and there is a 3-way tie for the runner-up position. Tour de France – Eddy Merckx of Belgium Men's European Nations Cup held in Madrid and won by Spain

Women's World Cup held in Mandelieu, France, and won by the Netherlands Lacrosse Tennis Grand Slam in tennis men's results:
•Australian Open – Jimmy Connors
•Wimbledon championships – Jimmy Connors
•US Open – Jimmy Connorso

Grand Slam in tennis women's results:
•Australian Open – Evonne Goolagong
•Wimbledon championships – Chris Evert
•US Open – Billie Jean King 1975 World Series Bobby Fisher The Thrilla Mania Cincinnati Reds win 4 games to 3 over the Boston Red Sox http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1975-Lius-Tiant-Boston-Red-Sox-Dave-Concepcion-Cincinnati-Reds-Press-Photo-/00/s/NzM0WDg5Ng==/$(KGrHqV,!psE8WVGyLZRBPPqkWEM(g~~60_35.JPG http://seventies1970s.com/1975sports.htm American World Champion chess player Bobby Fischer refused to defend his title in a match against Russian contender Anatoly Karpov http://seventies1970s.com/1975sports.htm said to be the greatest boxing match of all time between Ali and Joe Frazier
Ali called frazier "The Gorilla" but was controversial http://seventies1970s.com/1975sports.htm Cricket Cricket World Cup, the first to be held. West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_sports 1976 Winter Olympics 1976 Summer Olympics 1976 held in Innsbruck, Austria held in Montreal, Canada African Boycott Games were marred by an African Boycott involving 22 countries
organized by Tanzania because the New Zealand rugby team was scheduled to compete Debuts: women's basketball, handball and rowing
boxer, Clarence Hill of Bermuda, gave Bermuda the honor of having a medal being awarded to the smallest nation
hockey was played on artificial pitch for the first time
http://www.olympic.org/montreal-1976-summer-olympics The Montreal Games will forever be associated with gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s perfect score. Nadia Comaneci -received perfect score on the uneven bars http://www.olympic.org/montreal-1976-summer-olympics http://i.infopls.com/images/nadiacomaneci.jpg DEBUTS Innsbruck replaces Denver with short notice Ice dancing debuted- dominated by the Russians
figure skating- American Terry Kubicka performed a back flip - the first time in the history of figure skating this dangerous move had been successfully performed. http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1976-winter-olympics http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1976-winter-olympics http://www.patinaje.net/museodehielo/77.jpg Downhill Drama Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany won two of three Alpine skiing events
Kathy Kreiner then beat her by 12 hundredths of a second most memorable event was local Franz Klammer flying wildly down course http://www.olympic.org/innsbruck-1976-winter-olympics http://www.google.com/imgres?q=1976+winter+olympics&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1335&bih=750&tbm=isch&tbnid=MveuQhv244hlyM:&imgrefurl=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/vancouver_2010/8402295.stm&docid=H-32r-9DqHCvcM&imgurl=http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46881000/jpg/_46881226_klammer1.jpg&w=512&h=288&ei=32SHUMblEMbm0gGrnoHwDQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=895&vpy=357&dur=3325&hovh=168&hovw=300&tx=101&ty=82&sig=105107278929595828486&page=1&tbnh=139&tbnw=244&start=0&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:12,s:0,i:173 British Open Lee Trevino
3rd Major Championship win
Won the U.S. Open and Canadian Open in 1971
Became the first golfer to win British Open, Canadian Open and U.S. Open in the same year
Leader board: Lee Travino, Liang-Huan Lu, Tony Jacklin, Craig Defoy, and Jack Nicklaus 1979 Cricket World Cup: West Indies beat England by 92 runs (http://static.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC_HISTORY/ )

PGA Championship - David Graham (http://www.pgatour.com/company/pgatour_history.html )

Ryder Cup - United States won 17-11 over Europe (http://www.premiergolf.com/ryder-cup-history-and-records )

Rugby, 85th Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales (http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/6nations.htm ) http://www.bikeraceinfo.com/tdf/tdf1974.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_sports http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1974 http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1974 http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1974 http://espn.go.com/tennis/history http://www.bikeraceinfo.com/tdf/tdf1973.html http://seventies1970s.com/1975sports.htm http://seventies1970s.com/1975sports.htm Ice Hockey 1977 Ryder Cup - United States won 12½ -7½ over Britain & Ireland in team golf. (http://www.premiergolf.com/ryder-cup-history-and-records )
Rugby, 83rd Five Nations Championship series is won by France (http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/6nations.htm )
PGA Championship - Lanny Wadkins (http://www.pgatour.com/company/pgatour_history.html)
PGA Tour money leader - Tom Watson won the Masters and British Open (http://www.pgatour.com/company/pgatour_history.html ) 1978 PGA Championship - John Mahaffey (http://www.pgatour.com/company/pgatour_history.html )
Rugby, 84th Five Nations Championship series is won by Wales who complete the Grand Slam (http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/6nations.htm )
US Open moves to hard courts of the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/history.html )
First Ironman Triathlon held in Hawaii (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/history.html )
The 1978 FIFA World Cup was won by Argentina and hosted by Argentina(http://www.usopen.org/en_US/about/history/history.html ) Kirin Cup tournament is first held in Japan (http://www.soccerway.com/international/world/kirin-cup/2011/group-stage/ )
Commonwealth Games held at Edmonton, Canada (http://www.thecgf.com/ )
European Championships in Athletics held at Prague (http://www.european-athletics.org/events/european-champion-clubs-cup-2012/476-content/222-european-champion-clubs-cup-history.html )
Asian Games held at Bangkok, Thailand (http://www.chinahighlights.com/2010-asian-games/asian-games-history.htm )
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