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c. 3000 BCE

Go to Games in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (1 ed.)

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c. 2500 BCE

Go to Ur, Iraq in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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1850 BCE
776 BCE

Go to Olympian Games in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev ed.)

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c. 704 BCE

Go to wrestling in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World (1 ed.)

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688 BCE

Go to boxing in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev ed.)

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c. 550 BCE

Go to Byzantium, sport in in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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c. 500 BCE

Go to Isthmian Games in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev ed.)

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Go to Byzantium, sport in in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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472 BCE

Go to Olympian Games in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev ed.)

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c. 50 BCE

Go to boxing in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World (1 ed.)

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23 BCE

Go to sumo wrestling in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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80

Go to Colosseum in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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393

Go to Olympian Games in The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3 rev ed.)

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c. 550

Go to chess in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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735

Go to go noun in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English (1 ed.)

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c. 900

Go to playing card noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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c. 1250

Go to Palio in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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1299

Go to bowls in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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c. 1425

Go to the Tarot in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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1511

Go to curling in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1547

Go to draughts noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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c. 1590

Go to real tennis noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1598

Go to cricket in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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c. 1710

Go to Byerley Turk in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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1740

Go to broughtonian n. in Green's Dictionary of Slang (1 ed.)

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1742

Go to whist in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1789

Go to pugilist noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1823

Go to rugby football in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1829

Go to Boat Race in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1838

Go to boxing in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1845

Go to baseball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1864
1867

Go to boxing in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1869

Go to baseball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1870
1871

Go to National Rifle Association. (1871) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1874
1876
1877

Go to Wimbledon in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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1879
1882
1884

Go to GAA in The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature (1 ed.)

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1891

Go to basketball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1892

Go to football, American in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1893
1894

Go to motor racing in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1895

Go to Golf. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1896

Go to Olympic Games in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1898

Go to basketball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1899

Go to electric motor in A Dictionary of Physics (6 ed.)

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1900

Go to baseball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1901
1903

Go to baseball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1906

Go to motor racing in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1907

Go to motor racing in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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Go to Kensington in Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable (1 ed.)

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1908

Go to Johnson, Jack (1878–1946) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1909

Go to Twickenham in A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1911

Go to Automobile Racing. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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Go to Baseball. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1914

Go to Ruth, Babe (1895–1948) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to golf in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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1915

Go to Great White Hope [Sport] in The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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1916

Go to Ruth, Babe (1895–1948) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1919

Go to Dempsey, Jack (1895–1983) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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Go to Ruth, Babe (1895–1948) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1921

Go to Bluenose in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (1 ed.)

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1922
1924

Go to Cheltenham Gold Cup in The Oxford Companion to British History (1 rev ed.)

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Go to Weissmuller, Johnny (1904–1984) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1925
1926

Go to Hobbs, Jack (1882–1963) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Culbertson, Ely (1891–1955) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1927

Go to Hagen, Walter (1892–1969) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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1928

Go to Bradman, Sir Don (1908–2001) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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Go to Henie, Sonja (8 Apr. 1912) in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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1929

Go to Cobb, Ty (1886–1961) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1930

Go to Jones, Bobby (1902–1971) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1931
1932

Go to Zaharias, Mildred Didrikson (“Babe”) (1911–1956) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1934

Go to Perry, Fred (1909–1995) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1935

Go to Owens, Jesse (1913–80) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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1936

Go to Owens, Jesse (1913–80) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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1937

Go to Louis, Joe (1914–1981) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1938

Go to Hammond, Wally (1903–1965) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Budge, Donald (1915–2000) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1945

Go to Richard, Maurice ‘Rocket’ (1921–2000) in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (1 ed.)

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1947

Go to Robinson, Jackie (1919–1972) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1948

Go to Bradman, Sir Don (1908–2001) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1951

Go to Robinson, Sugar Ray (1920–1989) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Fangio, Juan Manuel (1911–1995) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1952

Go to Marciano, Rocky (1923–1969) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1953

Go to Hogan, William Ben (1912–97) in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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1954

Go to DiMaggio, Joe (1914–99) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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Go to Charlton, Bobby (1937– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1956

Go to Olympic Games in The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1 rev ed.)

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Go to Cuthbert, Betty (1938– ) in The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1 rev ed.)

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1957

Go to Sobers, Gary (1936– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1958

Go to Busby Babes in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Go to Baseball. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1959

Go to Brabham, Jack (1926– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Wright, Billy (1924–1994) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1962

Go to Nicklaus, Jack William (1940– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1963

Go to Court, Margaret (1942– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1964

Go to Ali, Muhammad (1942– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Trueman, Freddie (1931– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1965

Go to Cruyff, Johann (1947– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Beckenbauer, Franz (1945– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1966
1967
1968

Go to Clark, Jim (1936–1968) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Beamon, Bob in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1969

Go to Spassky, Boris Vasselievich (1937– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Laver, Rod (1938) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1970

Go to Court, Margaret (1942– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1971

Go to Frazier, Joe (1944–2011) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Cawley, Evonne Fay (1951– ) in The Oxford Companion to Australian History (1 rev ed.)

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1972

Go to Spitz, Mark Andrew (1950– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Fischer, Bobby (1943–2008) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1974

Go to Evert, Chris(tine Marie) (1954– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Connors, Jimmy (1952– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Ali, Muhammad (1942– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1975

Go to Karpov, Anatoly Yevgenyevich (1951– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Lauda, Niki (1949– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1976

Go to Borg, Björn (1956– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Ballesteros, Severiano (1957–2011) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1978

Go to Ali, Muhammad (1942– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Merckx, Eddy (1945– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1979

Go to McEnroe, John Patrick (1959– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1980

Go to Johnson, Magic (1959– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1981

Go to Davis, Steve (1957– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1982

Go to Maradona, Diego (Armando) (1960– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1984

Go to Torvill and Dean in The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Go to Thompson, Daley (1958– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Maradona, Diego (Armando) (1960– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Lewis, Carl (1961– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Lillee, Dennis Keith (1949– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1985

Go to Prost, Alain (1955– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Kasparov, Gary (1963– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1986

Go to Maradona, Diego (Armando) (1960– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Tyson, Mike (1966– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1987

Go to Graf, Steffi (1969– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Faldo, Nick (1957– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1988

Go to Lewis, Carl (1961– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Senna (da Silva), Ayrton (1960–1994) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1990

Go to Three Tenors, The in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music (5 ed.)

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1991

Go to Lewis, Carl (1961– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1993

Go to Sampras, Pete (1971– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1994

Go to Senna (da Silva), Ayrton (1960–1994) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Schumacher, Michael (1969) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1997

Go to Woods, Tiger (1975– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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2000

Go to Freeman, Cathy in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2003

Go to Sampras, Pete (1971– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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2004

Go to Schumacher, Michael (1969) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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2005

Go to Tour de France in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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2007

Go to baseball in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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2008

Go to Spitz, Mark Andrew (1950– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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2010

Go to Fédération Internationale de Football Association in A Dictionary of Sports Studies (1 ed.)

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