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    Kiwis upset the odds to clinch hockey gold

    22/05/2014

    When New Zealand’s men clinched their only Olympic field hockey gold at the 1976 Games in Montreal, it truly was a victory against all the odds. The sport was just emerging from the complete dominance...

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    Classy Leonard heads for the stars in Montreal - Boxing

    31/07/1976

    Sugar Ray Leonard’s stellar professional boxing career was given the ideal platform in the boxing tournament at Montreal 1976. With Americans Leon and Michael Spinks, the Cuban giant Teofilo Stevenson...

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    Walker strikes gold for New Zealand - Athletics

    31/07/1976

    Prior to Montreal 1976, New Zealand was still awaiting its first track and field gold medal since Peter Snell’s sensational 800m and 1500m double in Tokyo 12 years previously. And when African nations...

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    Wszola clinches stunning high jump gold - Athletics

    31/07/1976

    High jumper Dwight Stones enjoyed a rollercoaster Olympic career, and it is fair to say that Montreal 1976 was not one of the high points. The leggy American had burst onto the international scene as ...

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    Kazankina reaches new heights in Montreal - Athletics

    30/07/1976

    Few athletes headed to Canada in the summer of 1976 as strongly tipped for Olympic gold in their event as middle distance runner Tatyana Kazankina. The Soviet athlete was in the prime of her career an...

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    Polish underdogs capture famous title - Volleyball

    30/07/1976

    Montreal 1976 was only the fourth edition of the Games to feature volleyball and the competition delivered possibly the most exciting tournament seen the sport had witnessed. Since its Olympic debut a...

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    Ryon storms to gold on big stage bow - Archery

    30/07/1976

    When Luann Ryon opted to choose the bow and arrow rather than racket and ball to pursue her Olympic dream, it was to prove tennis’ loss and archery’s gain. The California-born archer’s career on the i...

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    Saneyev leaps to golden hat-trick - Athletics

    30/07/1976

    The sight of Viktor Saneyev’s head bobbing up and down as he tore furiously down the triple jump runway became all to common as the Soviet athlete dominated his event in the 1960s and 1970s. The muscu...

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    Jenner uses defeat to spur him to Montreal gold - Athletics

    30/07/1976

    The USA’s decathlete Bruce Jenner aimed for Olympic gold with a focus so strong and determined that in hindsight his opponents had little chance of success. Jenner was an outstanding school athlete; b...

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    Classy Szewinska achieves Olympic greatness - Athletics

    29/07/1976

    By any definition of the term, Irena Szewinska’s athletics career was a remarkable one. The Polish sprinter was one of the most outstanding all-rounders the sport has ever seen, competing in five edit...

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