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sports and adventure
oslo Oslo 2011 Holmenkollen FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
February 23, 2011
   
shackleton Ernest Shackleton
February 15, 1874
(2011)
an Anglo-Irish explorer who was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.
cricket Cricket World Cup 2011  
uemura Naomi Uemura
February 12,1941
(2011)
Japanese adventurer. He was particularly well known for doing alone what had previously been achieved only with large teams. For example, he was the first person ever to reach the North Pole solo, the first ever to raft the Amazon solo, and the first ever to climb Mount McKinley solo.
marathon 2500 years since the first marathon
(2010)
 
finals 2010 World Cup Soccer 2010
Finals July 11, South Africa
Click to see the 15 Doodle 4 Google Winners celebrating the World Cup Soccer from around the world
soccer World Cup Soccer 2010
June, South Africa
 Karl Drais Karl Drais
April 29, 1785
(2010)
bikeGerman inventor and invented the Laufmaschine ("running machine"), also later called the velocipede, also nick-named the dandy horse. This incorporated the two-wheeler principle that is basic to the bicycle and motorcycle and was the beginning of mechanized personal transport. Drais also invented the earliest typewriter with a keyboard in 1821, later developed into an early stenograph machine, and a wood-saving cooker including the earliest hay chest.
Holmenkollen

Holmenkollen Ski Festival
Norway, March 13, 2010

 

Located in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway, is host to the world's oldest ski jump competition still in existence. Over the years the capacity of the stands have been increased to over 50,000 people and the jump has been extended 18 times, last time in 1982.
vasalopet

Vasaloppet
March 7, 2010

Vasaloppet is a long distance (90 km) cross-country ski race (ski marathon) held in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden, annually on the first Sunday of March. It is the oldest, one of the longest, and in popular consideration the biggest cross-country ski race in the world.

The first public demonstration of hot air ballooning.
June 4, 1783
(2009)

 

The first clearly recorded instances of balloons using hot air to carry passengers buoyancy were built by the brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier in Annonay, France.
sports UEFA Champions League Finale
May 27, 2009
 
giro 100th Giro d'Italia
May 8, 2009
 
Alpine Skiing World Cup 2009  

Elfstedentocht
Netherlands 2009

 

speed skating competition and leisure skating tour held irregularly in the province of Friesland, Netherlands
Tour de France
July 5, 2008
 
Turkish Oil Wrestling - the Turkish national sport. It is commonly known as oil wrestling (sometimes as grease wrestling) because the wrestlers douse themselves with olive oil

100th Birthday of Hélène Boucher
May 23, 1908
(2008)

 

French pilot who, in 1934, flew the speed record over 100 km (485 km/h on average) and became the "quickest woman of the world". She held the altitude record with 5,200 metres and eight other world records. She held this record for another 32 years.
Anniversary of First Ascent of Everest
May 29
(2008)
 
European Football Championship
June 7, 2008
 
European Football Championship Winner
Spain
2008
 
Rugby World Cup
September 7, 2007
 
Cricket Cricket World Cup
March 12, 2007
 
Melbourne 2010 Melbourne Cup
Australia
November 2, 2010
 
melbourne Melbourne Cup
Australia
November 2, 2009
 
Melbourne Cup
Australia
November 2, 2007
 
Melbourne Cup
Australia
November 2, 2005
 
Melbourne Cup
Australia
November 2, 2004
 
World Cup Soccer 2006 World Cup Soccer
June 9, 2006
 
Euro Cup Soccer
July 4, 2004
 
World Cup Soccer
May 29, 2002