Thursday, November 23, 2006

100 Greatest Sporting Moments

As shown on Channel 4 (UK) - So quite biased , specially Number 2

* 1st - Steve Redgrave winning his 5th consecutive Olympic gold medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics.
* 2nd - England beating Germany 5-1 in a World Cup Qualifier in 2001.
* 3rd - England winning the 1966 World Cup.
* 4th - Man Utd's incredible comeback in the 1999 European Cup Final.
* 5th - Ian Botham turns around the Ashes for England in 1981.
* 6th - Diego Maradona's goals for Argentina against England in the 1986 World Cup.
* 7th - Muhammed Ali v George Foreman: The Rumble in the Jungle in 1974.
* 8th - Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean winning gold at the 1984 Winter Olympics.
* 9th - Dennis Taylor winning the 1985 World Snooker Championship final.
* 10th - Björn Borg's and John McEnroe's tie break at Wimbledon in 1980.
* 11th - Jesse Owens winning four gold medals at the 1936 Summer Olympics.
* 12th - Éric Cantona's kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park in 1995.
* 13th - Roger Bannister running the mile in under four minutes in 1954.
* 14th - Michael Owen's goal for England against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.
* 15th - Michael Thomas' winning goal for Arsenal against Liverpool in the 1989 Championship decider.
* 16th - Goran Ivanisevic winning Wimbledon in 2001.
* 17th - Kevin Keegan succumbs to Alex Ferguson's mind games live on Sky in 1996.
* 18th - David Beckham scoring from the halfway line for Man Utd against Wimbledon in 1996.
* 19th - Jonah Lomu scoring four tries against England in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
* 20th - Gareth Edwards' try for the Barbarians against the All-Blacks in 1973.
* 21st - Marco van Basten's winning goal for Holland in Euro '88.
* 22nd - The Republic of Ireland reaching the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup.
* 23rd - Ryan Giggs' goal for Man Utd against Arsenal in the 1999 FA Cup Semi-Final.
* 24th - Red Rum's third Grand National win in 1977.
* 25th - England beating the Netherlands 4-1 in Euro '96.
* 26th - George Best scoring six goals for Man Utd against Northampton in 1970.
* 27th - Frankie Dettori winning seven races in a day in 1996.
* 28th - Tiger Woods winning four consecutive major golfing tournaments in 2001.
* 29th - Man Utd winning the European Cup in 1968.
* 30th - Gary Sobers scores 6 sixes in one over in 1968.
* 31st - Celtic winning the European Cup in 1967.
* 32nd - Liverpool F.C. winning the UEFA Cup to complete the treble in 2001.
* 33rd - Muhammed Ali lighting the Olympic Flame at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
* 34th - Daley Thompson retaining the decathlon gold at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
* 35th - Paul Gascoigne's winning goal for England against Scotland in Euro '96.
* 36th - Carlos Alberto's fourth goal for Brazil in the 1970 World Cup Final.
* 37th - Linford Christie winning 100m gold in the 1992 Summer Olympics.
* 38th - Mark Spitz winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
* 39th - Barry McGuigan winning the World Featherweight title in 1983.
* 40th - Lance Armstrong winning the 1999 Tour de France.
* 41st - Gordon Banks' save against Pele at the 1970 World Cup.
* 42nd - Great Britain winning the 4x400m relay at the 1991 World Championship.
* 43rd - Ayrton Senna's first lap in the 1993 European Grand Prix.
* 44th - Ellen MacArthur finishes second in the 2001 Vendée Globe.
* 45th - Brian Lara scores 375 runs against England in 1994.
* 46th - Olga Korbut winning 3 gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
* 47th - Tanni Grey-Thompson winning 4 gold medals at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.
* 48th - Boris Becker winning Wimbledon aged 17 in 1985.
* 49th - Paul Gascoigne's tears during the 1990 World Cup Semi-Final.
* 50th - Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield during their rematch in 1997.
* 51st - Archie Gemmill's goal for Scotland against Holland in the 1978 World Cup.
* 52nd - Arsenal winning the 1979 FA Cup.
* 53rd - Carl Lewis winning four gold medals for the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
* 54th - Nadia Comaneci's Perfect 10 at the 1976 Summer Olympics.
* 55th - Denis Law's backheel relegates Man Utd in 1974.
* 56th - Sebastian Coe v Steve Ovett at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
* 57th - Scotland beating England in the 1977 British Home Championship.
* 58th - Henry Cooper knocks down Cassius Clay at Wembley in 1963.
* 59th - Stuart Pearce's penalty for England against Spain in Euro '96.
* 60th - Liverpool winning the 1977 European Cup.
* 61st - Aldaniti and Bob Champion winning the 1981 Grand National.
* 62nd - Emil Zatopek winning three gold medals for the 5,000m, 10,000m and marathon at the 1952 Summer Olympics.
* 63rd - Tommie Smith's and John Carlos' Black Power salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
* 64th - Nigel Mansell's tyre-blowout in the 1986 Australian Grand Prix.
* 65th - Jean van de Velde's 18th hole at the 1999 British Open.
* 66th - Bob Beamon's long jump gold and world record at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
* 67th - Australia v South Africa in the 1999 Cricket World Cup Semi-Final.
* 68th - Eddie the Eagle competes at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
* 69th - Real Madrid winning 7-3 in the 1960 European Cup Final.
* 70th - Nelson Mandela at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
* 71st - Gilles Villeneuve v René Arnoux at the 1979 French Grand Prix.
* 72nd - Jimmy Glass, the goalkeeper, scoring to keep Carlisle in the Football League in 1999.
* 73rd - John Curry winning figure-skating gold at the 1976 Winter Olympics.
* 74th - Jeremy Guscott's winning drop goal for the British Lions in 1997.
* 75th - John Barnes' goal for England against Brazil in 1984.
* 76th - Derek Redmond finishes the 400m helped by his father at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
* 77th - England beating Pakistan in near-darkness in the 3rd Test in 2000.
* 78th - Pat Cash winning Wimbledon in 1987.
* 79th - Cambridge sinking in the 1978 Boat Race.
* 80th - Ricky Villa's goal for Tottenham against Man City in the 1981 FA Cup Final.
* 81st - Cathy Freeman winning 400m gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
* 82nd - Virginia Wade winning Wimbledon in 1977.
* 83rd - Ben Johnson's drug-assisted 100m gold and world record at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
* 84th - Stanley Matthews and Blackpool winning the FA Cup in 1953.
* 85th - Mary Peters winning gold in the pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics.
* 86th - Sunderland winning the FA Cup in 1973.
* 87th - Don Bradman's final Test Innings against England in 1948.
* 88th - Martina Navratilova wins her 9th Wimbledon title in 1990.
* 89th - Bert Trautmann plays on with a broken neck in the 1956 FA Cup Final.
* 90th - Denise Lewis winning gold in the heptathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
* 91st - Devon Malcolm gets hit on the helmet and then takes 9-57 for England against South Africa in 1994.
* 92nd - Shane Warne's "Ball of the Century" first ball against England in the 1993 Ashes Series.
* 93rd - Zola Budd tripping Mary Decker during the 3,000m final at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
* 94th - Rene Higuita's scorpion kick against England in 1995.
* 95th - Arthur Ashe winning Wimbledon in 1975.
* 96th - Don Fox's missed kick in the 1968 Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.
* 97th - Ronnie Radford's goal for Hereford against Newcastle in the 1972 FA Cup Third Round.
* 98th - Flo-Jo winning 100m gold and setting a world record at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
* 99th - Duncan Goodhew winning 100m breaststroke gold at the 1980 Summer Olympics.
* 100th - Naseem Hamed beating Kevin Kelley at Madison Square Garden in 1997.


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