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The 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam witnessed the first appearance of Coca-Cola as a sponsor. The giant American soft drinks manufacturer provided the American team with 1,000 crates of Coca-Cola. They have been involved in the Games ever since.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams. The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grassroots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and our two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St. George's Park. As England Women's Senior Head Coach you will be expected to build a winning England Women's Senior Team, which respects and lives the philosophy and values of The FA.
The Black Lives Matter movement has brought fresh scrutiny to the legacy of controversial ex-International Olympic Committee President Avery Brundage, who even during his Presidency was accused of harbouring racist and anti-Semitic attitudes. Philip Barker reports.