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TheBoiledEgg
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:34 PM
as voted by listeners to BBC Radio 5 live

http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/sportingcentury/

You can listen to the Top 100 here Top 100 Sporting Moments (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/fivelive_promo.shtml) (split into 5 sections of 20, lasts one hour for each)


The 100 most memorable sporting moments

The results of our Sporting Century vote are revealed below. Many thanks for all your votes and comments.

1. England win the 1966 World Cup
2. Ian Botham's 1981 Headingley Test
3. Steve Redgrave's five Olympic rowing golds :eek: :worship:
4. England 5 - 1 Germany :tape:
5. Ali v Foreman, Rumble in the Jungle :worship:
6. Manchester Utd win 1999 European Cup :mad:
7. Bannister's breaks the four-minute mile
8. Jesse Owens' four Olympic golds, Berlin 1936 :worship:
9. Gareth Edwards's try for the Barbarians
10. Maradona's "hand of god" and wonder goal, 1986 :tape:
11. Hillsborough Stadium tragedy of 1989 :sad: :sad:
12. David Beckham's free kick v Greece, 2001 :o
13. Celtic win the European Cup, 1967
14. Ayrton Senna's death in F1 :sad: :sad:
15. Lance Armstrong's Tour de France comeback
16. Torvill and Dean dance to Olympic gold
17. Brazil 4 - 1 Italy, World Cup 1970 :angel:
18. Steve Davis v Dennis Taylor, world snooker final
19. McEnroe v Borg singles final,Wimbledon 1980
20. Michael Owen's goal v Argentina, World Cup '98 :cool:
21. Gazza's tears for England at Italia 90 :tape: :tape:
22. Paula Radcliffe's world record London Marathon
23. Gordon Banks' save from Pele :worship:
24. Daley Thompson wins second decathlon gold
25. Archie Gemmill's Scotland goal, World Cup 1978
26. Black Power Salute, 1968 Olympics
27. Republic of Ireland reach W Cup quarters
28. Mark Spitz's seven Olympic swimming golds
29. Europe win the 1987 Ryder Cup
30. Munich Air Disaster of 1958
31. Eric Cantona's kung fu kick :tape: :tape:
32. Scotland beat England, 1967
33. England v Scotland, Euro 96
34. Gary Sobers hits six sixes
35. Michael Thomas wins league title for Arsenal :mad: :mad:
36. Ovett and Coe's Olympic rivalry, 1980
37. Cassius Clay v Sonny Liston, 1964 :worship:
38. Frankie Detorri wins seven races at Ascot
39. Jonah Lomu demolishes England, 1995 :tape: :lol:
40. Bob Beamon's smashes long jump record
41. Ben Johnson stripped of 100m gold :o
42. Liverpool win fourth European Cup :D :yeah:
43. Linford Christie's Olympic 100m gold
44. Jonathan Edwards triple jump gold
45. Barry McGuigan wins world boxing title
46. David Sole leads out Scotland, Grand Slam 1990
47. Michael Schumacher wins sixth F1 title :)
48. Red Rum wins first Grand National
49. Michael Johnson's 200m world record :worship:
50. George Best scores for Man Utd, 1968 :p
51. South Africa win 1995 World Cup rugby
52. Don Bradman, Bodyline Series
53. Boris Becker wins Wimbledon aged 17
54. Brian Lara's 375 for West Indies
55. Munich Olympic Massacre, 1972 Olympics :sad:
56. Jeremy Guscott's drop goal for British Lions, 1997
57. GB men's 4x400m relay gold, 1991
58. Nick Faldo wins 1996 US Masters
59. Pete Sampras' seventh Wimbledon title
60. Olga Korbutt's 1972 gymnastics gold
61. Heysel Stadium disaster, Belgium 1985 :sad: :sad:
62. GB women's Olympic curling gold
63. Tiger Woods' first US Masters win
64. Real Madrid 7 - 3 Eintracht Frankfurt
65. Henry Cooper floors Cassius Clay :o
66. Emil Zatopek wins triple gold at 1952 Olympics
67. Nigel Mansell's burst tyre, 1986
68. Aldaniti wins Grand National
69. Cathy Freeman's Olympic 400m gold ;)
70. USA beat USSR at ice hockey :mad:
71. Lennos Lewis beats Mike Tyson
72. USSR beats USA at basketball :angel: :D
73. Northern Ireland v Spain, World Cup '82 :tape:
74. Jim Laker's 10-wicket haul
75. Sandy Lyle's 1988 US Masters win
76. Martina Navratilova's nine Wimbledon titles
77. Virginia Wade wins Wimbledon, 1977
78. Hungary beat England 6-3 :lol:
79. Mike Tyson becomes heavyweight champ
80. Spurs do the double, 1960 :rolleyes:
81. Derek Redmond in tears at Barcelona Olympics :sad:
82. Arthur Ashe wins Wimbledon
83. Denise Lewis wins heptathlon gold, Sydney 2000
84. Jackie Stewart's third F1 title, 1973
85. Mike Tyson bites Holyfield's ear
86. Stanley Matthews-inspired Cup final of 1953
87. Desert Orchid's Cheltenham Gold Cup win
88. James Hunt wins F1 title, 1976
89. Mary Peters wins pentathlon gold, 1972
90. Tommy Simpson's death in Tour de France
91. Martin Offiah's try, 1994 Challenge Cup
92. Dennis Compton wins The Ashes
93. Bernhard Langer's missed putt, 1991 Ryder Cup
94. Devon Loch loses Grand National
95. Don Fox Challenge Cup miss
96. Tony Jacklin wins 1969 Open, 1970 US Open
97. Fred Perry wins Wimbledon in 1936
98. Shergar wins 1981 Derby
99. Len Hutton's 364 for England
100. Lester Piggott's ninth Derby win

most if not all are British but then they would be if its a British Poll.
but not all as anyone could vote on the website.

spiceboy
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:38 PM
Thanx Eggy :wavey:

What about putting tennis moments in bold? ;)

Where's Steffi vs Arantxa 1995 Wimbledon final? :confused:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:45 PM
cant remember what order i voted for now, its been about 6 weeks or so :o
no idea what happened to Steffi vs ASV, but then again there's not many female events there so that was unlikely.

its much better to listen to it, some great archives.
it was on Radio earlier today, caught some then but good thing its on play again :)

ghosts
Dec 25th, 2003, 10:47 PM
This British taste :rolleyes:

Thanks Eggy :D

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 25th, 2003, 11:57 PM
65. Henry Cooper floors Cassius Clay :o



LMAO. The Brits consider that a great sporting moment? I mean, given that Cooper went on to lose the fight. It's a bit like "Tim Henman takes a set off Pete Sampras" or something.

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 25th, 2003, 11:59 PM
Ali's victory over the "invincible" Foreman is still the greatest moment in my book.

jrm
Dec 26th, 2003, 02:00 AM
German Birgit Fischer won 5 consecutive gold medals in rowing (7 golds overall and 3 silvers) and no mention of her?

jrm
Dec 26th, 2003, 02:02 AM
German Birgit Fischer won 5 consecutive gold medals in rowing (7 golds overall and 3 silvers) and no mention of her?

And won 27 World Championship gold medals!

Kart
Dec 26th, 2003, 02:07 AM
That's rather morbid choosing Hillsborough as one of the 'greatest' sporting moments although it certainly shouldn't be forgotten.

Reading this actually clears up an argument I was having with someone about Brian Lara's previously highest test score ... I was out by ten runs :(.

Ted of Teds Tennis
Dec 26th, 2003, 02:52 AM
German Birgit Fischer won 5 consecutive gold medals in rowing (7 golds overall and 3 silvers) and no mention of her?

That's because she's not British. IIRC she won her fifth consecutive gold at Sydney 2000; it wasn't mentioned then, but the BBC World Service announcers wouldn't shut up about Redgrave.

That probably has to do with the fact that the Brits are usually such complete failures at sports that when one finally does something well, the Brits can't stop wanking over it. I'm frankly expecting Sue Barker to have an orgasm on air if britainstimhenman ever wins Wimbledon. :eek:

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 26th, 2003, 09:27 AM
That probably has to do with the fact that the Brits are usually such complete failures at sports that when one finally does something well, the Brits can't stop wanking over it. I'm frankly expecting Sue Barker to have an orgasm on air if britainstimhenman ever wins Wimbledon. :eek:

if that happens :o gonna be some joke :o

wonder where Jonny Wilkinson's drop goal would be but the poll closed 1 day before that final :lol:

Experimentee
Dec 26th, 2003, 01:52 PM
Some of these moments they consider "great" are weird. Like Senna's death and Tyson biting Holyfields ear. I assume the word "great" doesnt have to be positive in this context.

Ballbuster
Dec 26th, 2003, 03:51 PM
The Brits are not considered athletic people. What have they won?

They don't even medal in the olympics - except by fluke. What they have to say about anything athletic is bogus.

bracey
Dec 26th, 2003, 04:00 PM
These things are always infuriatingly biased from a British perspective. Why was Man United's European Cup win in the top ten? What is more special about that than Nottingham Forest's win over Malmo FF with Trevor Francis being the hero?

Wimbledon
Dec 26th, 2003, 06:39 PM
:awww: Why all the Brit-bashing? :smash:

We are capeable of winning things - take Paula Radcliffe for example, she can beat any woman at what she does. And David Beckham, even though I can't stand him he's famous worldwide and one of the best football players in the world....

croat123
Dec 26th, 2003, 07:05 PM
janica kostelic deserves to be on that list cause of her 4 medals (3 gold, 1 silver) at salt lake city.

JoeyWinson3.0
Dec 26th, 2003, 07:40 PM
Crane - Shouldn't your glory days involve John McGovern's goal against Liverpool to get Derby County win the league in 71/72? Or Robbie Van Der Laan's header against Palace in 96? No, you complete and utter Judas.

Football's a complete load of bollocks anyway (my team lost today :()

bracey
Dec 26th, 2003, 08:11 PM
Yay, the glory days... :worship: :worship: :worship:

Indeed. We did well to get to the final but Clough out-witted us (that and the fact NF were just better than us anyway).

Halardfan
Dec 26th, 2003, 10:54 PM
I do think its fair enough that a predominatly Brit audience, when picking its 100 greatest sporting moments, would have a very British slant...

I think the same woul dbe true of whichever country had taken the poll.

I know we Brits often attract sometimes justifiable criticism for such things...but we are far from being the only country in the world to be small minded in this way. Indeed its entirely commonplace.

My own pick for the greatest sporting moments would be enitrely biased...

1. Paul Dickov scoring the equalising goal for Man City in the 95th minute of the Play off final v Gillingham.

2. Julie Halard winning Birmingham, with me in attendance!

jrm
Dec 29th, 2003, 07:41 PM
janica kostelic deserves to be on that list cause of her 4 medals (3 gold, 1 silver) at salt lake city.

Don't forget Ole Einar Bjorndalen

Experimentee
Dec 30th, 2003, 02:19 PM
:awww: Why all the Brit-bashing? :smash:

We are capeable of winning things - take Paula Radcliffe for example, she can beat any woman at what she does. And David Beckham, even though I can't stand him he's famous worldwide and one of the best football players in the world....

Football is supposed to be one of England's best sports and they havent even won the football World Cup since 1966. In fact until this year they hadnt won a World Cup of any sort since 1966. Also havent won anything significant in tennis for a very long time, as well as not getting many medals at the Olympics compared to countries of similar size, wealth and power. So yeah, i think Brits are failures at sport :p

Hulet
Dec 30th, 2003, 04:22 PM
I would have thought Beckham's penality goal against Argentina in the past world cup would have gotten a mention rather than Owen's goal in France 98. And, no mention of the Beckham's infamous kick at Simone in that match? :)

72. USSR beats USA at basketball
When and where was this?

SJW
Dec 30th, 2003, 05:19 PM
Just ignore them. We know we are good. ;)

Besides, Americans wouldn't even know about athleticism. Exercise for them consists of stretching their arm out of the car to pick up their McDonald's drive through.

OUCH

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 30th, 2003, 07:18 PM
When and where was this?
Olympic Final in Munich 1972 ;)

bracey
Dec 30th, 2003, 11:54 PM
My Mum is a Carlisle United fan. Does anyone remember goalkeeper Jimmy Glass scoring in the last minute of a game so carlisle won 2-1 and stayed in league football?

Hulet
Dec 31st, 2003, 12:09 AM
Thanks TBE. Weird that I never heard of it before today.

Since we are mentioning soccer, I would like two moments to the list:
-The US women's team winning the 99(?) world cup, beating the Chinese in the final on penality (with one of the players taking her jersey off), and
-The Iranians beating the US men soccer team in France 98, with nothing to play for but just pride.