Did Ivan Abadjiev’s Bulgarian Weightlifting Team Really Beat The Soviets?

The Bulgarian Weightlifting team’s success began with the hiring of Ivan Abadjiev as head coach of the National team. Abadjiev had been an assistant coach for many years but, in 1959, he got into trouble with government authorities by organizing a National Teenage Weightlifting Championship. The thinking at that time was that those under the … Read more

Was the Cowboys and Redskins’ Rivalry During the 1970s and 1980s One of the Best?

The Redskins-Cowboys rivalry of the 1970s  and 1980s is etched in NFL history.  The rivalry began when the Redskins hired George Allen as head coach in 1971. Allen had been the head coach of the LA Rams from 1966–1970.  Washington had some great teams in the 1930s and early 1940s. The Redskins had played in … Read more

The Story of Olympic Silver Medal Winner – Lee James

Today we’re going to discuss the career of weightlifter Lee James.  If you’re not a fan of Olympic Weightlifting, or a lifter yourself, you’re probably asking who Lee James is? It’s not surprising that one would ask that question because Olympic weightlifting has never been a popular sport in America. Most USA lifters get very … Read more

The “Fight of the Century” (Joe Frazier vs. Muhammad Ali)

I’ll never forget the night of March 8, 1971. It was one of the most publicized and talked about sporting events of all time. Boxing heavyweight champion, “Smokin” Joe Frazier, was defending his title against former champion, Muhammad Ali.  This would be the first time, but not the last that these two boxing legends would … Read more

Was Super Bowl 10 The Greatest Ever?

Hello, sports fans, and welcome to another edition of yesterday’s sports on the sports history network. Super Bowl 10, a match-up between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys, will go down in NFL history as one of the best Super Bowls ever. This may be considered a bold statement, considering this year we will … Read more