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28/3/2012Transport for London (TfL) unveiles a special “Olympic Legends Underground Map” to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. The names of 361 tube station stops have been changed to the names of Olympic athletes. Each line is dedicated to a Summer Olympic sporting discipline such as athletics, basketball, boxing and sailing. American swimming star Michael Phelps, the most successful Olympian of all-time with 14 gold medals, has received the ultimate honour of being the main London 2012 Olympic stop of Stratford.
28/3/2004After a period of 8 years, Panathinaikos is crowned volleyball champion. Plamen Constantinov becomes the first player to win 4 titles with 4 different teams (Aris, Iraklis, Olympiacos and PAO)
28/3/200131-year-old Diego Simeone becomes the first Argentinian to complete 100 caps surpassing Ruggeri (96) and Maradona (91) in a match against Venezuela (5-0)
28/3/1990One of the lowest attendances in the history of the national football team, 1105, is recorded at the friendly match Greece-Israel (2-1) at OAKA. Defender Stelios Manolas scores the two greek goals
28/3/1990Michael Jordan sets a record for Chicago Bulls when he scores 69 points in a match, against Cleveland Cavaliers
28/3/1982Louisiana Tech win the first NCAA women's basketball title after defeating Cheyney State 76-62
28/3/1972Wilt Chamberlain plays his last basketball game. He played 1.045 games in 14 years without ever getting fouled out
28/3/1966The missing Jules Rimet trophy is accidentally found in London by David Corbett and his dog ''Pickles''. The trophy had been stolen from Westminster's Central Hall a few days earlier. Corbett received a 6.000 pound reward. The trophy was made of gold and its worth was estimated up to 3.000 pounds
28/3/1957First American curling championship held
28/3/1953Jim Thorpe dies of heart attack in California. On January 27, 1913 he was deprived of his olympic medals (in pentathlon and decathlon at the 1912 Olympics). By decision of the International Olympic Committee Juan Antonio Samaranch will give back the medals to his family on January 18, 1983
28/3/1891First amateur weightlifting world championship held in London
28/3/1873First chess match Oxford vs Cambridge

 

             
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