Result: Three-goal Southampton comeback stuns Liverpool at St Mary's #Liverpool #Southampton #Football

Result: Three-goal Southampton comeback stuns Liverpool at St Mary's #Liverpool #Southampton #Football

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For the first time since 1972, the Games were boycott-free, due to important global political changes. Apartheid had been abolished in South Africa. Then there was the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of West and East Germany. Communism had ended and the Soviet Union was divided into 15 separate countries but 12 of them still participated as a "unified team" in Barcelona.

For the first time since 1972, the Games were boycott-free, due to important global political changes. Apartheid had been abolished in South Africa. Then there was the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of West and East Germany. Communism had ended and the Soviet Union was divided into 15 separate countries but 12 of them still participated as a "unified team" in Barcelona.

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Linford Christie victorious after winning gold during Men's 100M Final at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

Linford Christie victorious after winning gold during Men's 100M Final at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona

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Five facts about football at the Rio Olympics   Rio de Janeiro (AFP)  Five things to know about football at the Olympics in Rio:   The mens football tournament runs from August 4-20 with the 16 nations split into four groups of four.  The top two teams from each group go into the knockout stages. There are only 12 teams in the womens tournament forming three groups of four which starts on August 3.  That allows the two best third-placed teams to progress to the last eight before…

Five facts about football at the Rio Olympics Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Five things to know about football at the Olympics in Rio: The mens football tournament runs from August 4-20 with the 16 nations split into four groups of four. The top two teams from each group go into the knockout stages. There are only 12 teams in the womens tournament forming three groups of four which starts on August 3. That allows the two best third-placed teams to progress to the last eight before…

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Steve Redgrave

Steve Redgrave

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