Finland's Sports Phenom

August 13, 2017

The most sparsely populated country in Europe has the highest number of Olympic medals per capita in the world.

Finland boasts a summer Olympic medal for every 18,135 inhabitants. Great Britain is at 77k, France at 98k, Germany at 134k and the U.S. at 128k.

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The Worst Years In American Baseball

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July 23, 2017
Rise of Americans At The British Open

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July 16, 2017
Wanted: An American In Paris

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July 9, 2017
Wimbledon- Bastion Of A Sporting Tradition

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Maccabiah Games- The Unknown Olympics

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THIS WEEK

10 years ago

GOLF  August 12, 2007- Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship, shooting 272 (-8) at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was the golf prodigy’s 4th PGA victory and 13th major title overall. In 2009, Forbes magazine confirmed that Woods was the first athlete to earn over $1 billion in his career.

20 years ago

HOCKEY  August 16, 1997- Several Russian hockey players of the Detroit Red Wings display the Stanley Cup trophy in Moscow’s Red Square after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers in the championship that year. The silver trophy made its first trip to the Russian capital in a tradition that permits winning players to take the Cup home for the summer.

30 years ago

FOOTBALL  August 18, 1987- Houston Oilers retire Earl Campbell’s #34 jersey. The former Heisman Trophy winner who played at the U. of Texas joined the Oilers in 1978 and was NFL Offensive Rookie Of The Year. One of football’s best power running backs, Campbell was 3x rushing yards leader and was inducted into the pro Hall of Fame in 1991.

40 years ago

SOCCER  August 17, 1977- Retired soccer player, Thierry Henry, is born in Les Ulis, France. The striker was a member of France’s World Cup squad when they won the prestigious tournament in 1998, UEFA Euro 2000 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2003. In 2007, Henry surpassed Michel Platini to become France’s top goal scorer of all time.