Sue Barker to leave BBC quiz show A Question of Sport after 23 years



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Sue Barker is leaving A Question Of Sport after 23 years as part of a major shake-up of the programme.

Team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell will also depart the long-running BBC sports quiz show and follows Sky Sports’ decision to enact a major albeit controversial revamp of Soccer Saturday.

Former tennis star Barker, 64, took over as presenter of the show from commentator David Coleman in 1997.

Former England rugby union scrum-half Dawson, 47, and former England spin bowler Tufnell, 54, have led their teams on the show for 16 and 12 years respectively, with the trio’s final series together set to be

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48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Elwanda Tulloch

Happy Anniversary: 48 Years Since Mark Spitz Went 7-For-7 at Munich Games

Today, Sept. 4, 2020, marks the 48th anniversary of Mark Spitz’s seventh gold medal of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Each of Spitz’s titles was won in world-record time, and the accomplishment became the sport’s measuring stick for greatness for more than three decades. The following piece takes a look at Spitz’s march to Olympic glory.

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The mustache. The confident look. The chiseled physique. All are standout characteristics of Mark Spitz. Once among the most revered athletes on the planet, Spitz remains an iconic figure in the sporting world. Even today, nearly a half-century after he emerged as the star attraction at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Spitz’s image is easily identifiable.

Success at the Olympic Games can make a career, forever defining an athlete. It’s why the mere mention of Jesse, Nadia and Carl

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