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Totally Rewind – The Mystery of the “eight year old Olympic Medalist”

Totally Rewind – The Mystery of the “eight year old Olympic Medalist”

When it comes to tracking down missing biographical details for Olympians who competed over a hundred years ago you might expect the trail to be pretty cold by now –...

Totally Rewind – Do You Believe in Miracles?

Totally Rewind – Do You Believe in Miracles?

Men’s Olympic ice hockey can be divided into three distinct periods. For the first thirty years it was dominated by Canada then, from the mid-fifties until the introduction of NHL...

Totally Rewind – The legend of Bagel Boy Nazerman, The greatest boxer who never threw a punch

In the early seventies boxing magazines were easy to find on the newsstands. Publications like “The Ring”, “Boxing Illustrated”, “World Boxing” and “Boxing News” sold well thanks to the exploits...

Totally Rewind – The first Olympic event of the modern era – The 100 metres in Athens 1896

Totally Rewind – The first Olympic event of the modern era – The 100 metres in Athens 1896

1896 was a cold spring in Greece and snow had fallen on the mountains north of Athens just a few days before the Olympic Games had begun. According to the...

Totally Rewind – Klammer versus the Mountain – Winter 1976

At the moment Franz Klammer crossed the finish line and the scoreboard ticked over to reveal his winning time, sixty thousand Austrian ski fans let out a raw throated yell...

Totally Rewind: One Giant Leap – Lewis v Powell 1991

Totally Rewind: One Giant Leap – Lewis v Powell 1991

Mike Powell turned 56 on Sunday the 10th of November and, 28 years on from the events of a warm night in Tokyo, remains the holder of the world long...