First Olympic Race
The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.
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Sports command the biggest television audiences, led by the summer Olympics, World Cup Football and Formula One racing.
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.
The record for the most major league baseball career innings is held by Cy Young, with 7,356 innings.