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Biggest Television Audiences

Biggest Television Audiences

Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.




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First Global Electronic Communications

The first instance of global electronic communications took place in 1871 when news of the Derby winner was telegraphed from London to Calcutta in under 5 minutes.

Most Baseball Innings

The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.

Most Olympic Medals

The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.

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