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24/6/2014Colombia’s veteran goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon becomes the World Cup’s oldest ever player at 43 years and 5 days when his manager Jose Pekerman brings him on at the 85th minute of the Japan-Colombia match (1-3) replacing David Ospina.
24/6/2014Greece qualifies for the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time with a victory 2-1 against Ivory Coast. Greece is placed second in the standings table with 4 points (Colombia – Greece 3-0 on 14/6 and Japan – Greece 0-0 on 19/6) and will face Kosta Rica in the second round on 29/6.
24/6/1992Bernice Gera becomes the first female baseball umpire
24/6/1988Greek football clubs become legally entitled to use one foreign player
24/6/1980Marvelous “Affirmed” wins the $500.000 race of Hollywood Cup and becomes the first racing horse to exceed $2 million in earnings
24/6/1960World record holder (2.17m, Philadelphia) John Thomas sets new high jump record with 2.18m in Bakersfield. A week later, he jumps 2.22m in Stanford. Thomas' dominance ends on August 31, 1961 when Valeriy Brumel jumps 2.25m in Sofia. Brumel will monopolize the world records for a decade
24/6/1938BBC's first telecast of a cricket game (England vs Australia)
24/6/1935Greece ties with Romania 2-2 (Houmis) for the 5th Balkan Cup in Sophia. In the remaining games of the Cup Greece will be defeated by Bulgaria (5-2 Houmis) and Yugoslavia (6-1 Baldasis)
24/6/1894The IOC decides that the Olympic Games will be held every 4 years
24/6/1883Richard Higham becomes the first referee to be suspended from the League


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