FIFA World Cup
U.S. Fans Celebrate Win Against Ghana at 2014 FIFA World Cup

[Blog Post] U.S. Fans Finally Celebrate Against Ghana

U.S. soccer fans around the nation and in Brazil celebrate a dramatic victory over their familiar World Cup opponent, Ghana, on June 16, 2014. After the U.S. exited their last two World Cups at the hands of Ghana, the United States Men’s National Team finally beat Ghana at the 2014 … Continue reading

Wimbledon Championships
Longest Match in Professional Tennis History


Fans react to watching the Isner–Mahut tennis match at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, the longest match in professional tennis history: “You’ve got to come to Wimbledon and watch the live event because you just never know what’s going to happen.” John Isner of the United States defeated Nicolas Mahut of … Continue reading

1995 Rugby World Cup
‘Sport Does Play a Part in Politics’

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Irish broadcaster George Hook remembers being very moved during the 1995 Rugby World Cup game when South Africa defeated New Zealand and the newly elected first black South African president, Nelson Mandela, came out into the stadium in a South African Springboks team jersey to hand the trophy to the … Continue reading

1995 Rugby World Cup
‘One Team, One Country’

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South African rugby captain Francois Pienaar during the 1995 Rugby World Cup describes Nelson Mandela’s aura and many virtues: “He’s such a humble person.” Pienaar says Mandela, also known as “Madiba,” would often phone him during the ’95 Rugby World Cup game in order to check-in with the team and … Continue reading

FIFA World Cup
Gordon Banks’s 1970 Save

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In this 1998 interview, Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel explains why English goalkeeper Gordon Banks’s save, which prevented Pelé from making a much-anticipated goal in the 1970 World Cup was the best he’d ever seen. Banks skillfully made contact with the ball via the tips of his fingers getting it over … Continue reading