Sachin Tendulkar has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri from the Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to be awarded with all of them.
Spyridon Louis of Greece won the first marathon race (40,000m) of modern Olympic Games in 1896 becoming a national hero.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing won the 2012 Japanese Grand Prix after starting the race from pole. He was joined by Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Kamui Kobayashi of Sauber who finished second and third respectively.
The Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the race and his co-driver Mark Webber finished second in the podium.
Right-arm pacer Ray Lindwall, who represented Australia in 61 Tests, took 228 wickets at an average of 23.03.
The 2011 Presidents Cup was won by United States by a score of 19 to 15 against International team. Fred Couples led US while Greg Norman captained the International team.
The current holder of the UEFA Champions League title, Bayern Munich till date have won the coveted trophy five times in their history - 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001 and 2013.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing pipped his Australian teammate Mark Webber who had the pole position to win the 2012 Korean Grand Prix. Webber finished second ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.
Abdul Qadir represented Pakistan in 67 Tests in which he took 236 wickets at 32.80.
Liverpool FC has won Major European Trophies eight times, highest by a British Club.
England’s Maurice Allom, Australia’s Damien Fleming and New Zealand’s Peter Petherick are the only three cricketers till date to have taken a hat-trick on Test debut.
The US National Tennis Championships was renamed as the Patriotic Tournament in 1917 during World War I.
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