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The Boston Celtics of the Bill Russell era were one of the greatest dynasties in sports history. During the 13 years that Hall of Fame center Russell dominated the court, the Celtics won 11 world championships, including an unprecedented eight straight between 1959 and 1966. In the 1968-69 season, the aging and injury-riddled team finished in fourth place during the regular season, and sportswriters predicted an early defeat in the playoffs. Against all odds, player-coach Russell and his squad rallied to beat the heavily-favored Philadelphia '76ers and New York Knicks, and captured the championship crown in a dramatic upset of Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and the Los Angeles Lakers in the closing seconds of the final game of the series. The following summer, Russell stunned the sports world by announcing his retirement, ending his and the Celtics' celebrated reign. In this vivid and lively account, Thomas J. Whalen chronicles Russell's memorable last season and the Celtics' dazzling triumph. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s and Boston's own turbulent and bitter struggles with race, he tells the fascinating story of how an improbable championship team overcame poor health, indifferent fans, disruptive personnel changes, and internal morale problems. Whalen recounts how Russell transformed the game of basketball during his remarkable career and revisits the outspoken superstar's conflicted relationship with Boston. He also tells why the Celtics, the first team to break several NBA color lines, failed to attract a loyal following among the city's largely white sports fanatics and press corps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011745/bk_adbl_011745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Qatar national football team is the national team of Qatar and is controlled by the Qatar Football Association. Despite an estimated citizen population of only 600,000, Qatar remains one of Asian football's enigmas, particularly at the youth level. Football was brought to Qatar in the 1940s and 50s by oil workers. Soon after the formation of the Qatar Football Association in 1970, the national team played its first match against Bahrain. Qatar has long been the continent's under-achievers, and the fact remains that they have rarely made it past the group stage in continental championships and have never represented Asia in a FIFA World Cup. However, the tiny Persian Gulf country, where the foreign working forces outnumber the local inhabitants, has been an unpredictable quantity, especially in youth competitions. They advanced to the final of the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship, losing to the then West Germany.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Stella Artois Championships 2001 were played on the grass courts at Queens Club, London 11-17 June, as one of the main warm ups for the Wimbledon Championships. It was one by Australian player Lleyton Hewitt for the second consecutive year. The Queen's Club Championships is an annual tournament for male tennis players, held on grass courts at the Queen's Club in West Kensington, London. Between 1970 and 1989 it was part of the Grand Prix tennis circuit. The event is now an ATP World Tour 250 series tournament on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour. Its sponsored name is currently the AEGON Championships.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Volker Kreutzer is a West German sprint canoer who competed in the late 1980s. He won three medals in the K-4 500 m event at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a silver (1989) and two bronzes (1986, 1987).This article discusses canoe sprint and canoe marathon, competitive forms of canoeing and kayaking on more or less flat water. Both sports are governed by the International Canoe Federation (ICF).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ian Cairns (born 24 July 1952 in Kew, Victoria) is a former champion]] surfer who was also influential in establishing the world professional surfing circuit and particularly the World Championship Tour. After moving west with his family from Victoria in early 1967, Cairns dominated the surfing scene in his adopted state of Western Australia. From the age of 13 he consistently won every competition on offer. He moved to Hawaii in the early 1970s in search of big waves and before a professional circuit had established. Cairns joined the Australian team at the 1970 and 1972 World Surfing Championships and at Laniakea off Oahu in December 1973 he won the Smirnoff Pro event at Sunset Beach from Hawaiian Jeff Hakman. He won other big events in the Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship in 1975 and World Cup events in 1976 and 1980. In 1975 Cairns and fellow Australian Peter Townend devised a rating and scoring system for surfing events.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Rudy Ramcharan is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta. He played second for three seasons for Kevin Martin from 1996-97 to 1998-99. He won a Brier as a member of the team in 1997. Ramcharan joined the team in 1996, and became the first visible minority to win the Brier, being of West Indies descent. The team won the 1997 Labatt Brier and then finished fourth at 1997 Ford World Curling Championships. Ramcharan is one of only two visible minorities to have won the Brier, the other being Bryan Miki, who won the Brier in 2000 with Greg McAulay. Ramcharan was replaced by Carter Rycroft on the team in 1999, and has since all but disappeared from the curling world. Much of this has to do with a bonspiel he organized in 1999, known as the "World Open Classic". It was originally going to have a purse of $250,000, but due to lack of sponsorships, it was reduced to just $25,000, and many top teams pulled out, embarrassing Ramcharan.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edgar Itt (born June 8, 1967, Gedern) was a West German athlete who competed for West Germany at the 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea where he won the bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metre relay with his team mates Norbert Dobeleit, Jörg Vaihinger and Ralf Lübke. He finished in eight position in the final of the 400 m hurdles. The 1st World Junior Championships in Athletics was the 1986 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held in Athens, Greece.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Michael Pössinger (18 January, 1919 23 May, 2003) was a West German bobsledder who competed in the early 1950s. He won a complete set of medals in the four-man event at the FIBT World Championships with a gold in 1951, a silver in 1954, and a bronze (tied with Sweden) in 1953. During World War II he was a highly decorated Gebirgsjäger and one of only 98 soldiers to have been awarded both the Knight''s Cross of the Iron Cross and Close Combat Clasp in Gold.