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First Olympic Race

First Olympic Race

The very first Olympic race, held in 776 BC, was won by Corubus, a chef.




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Biggest Television Audiences

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

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.

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