Construction of the Astrodome: From the Nov. 17, 1963, Houston Chronicle: The $19 million air-conditioned Harris County domed stadium, the only one of its kind in existence. The future home of the Colt .45s baseball team and the Oilers football team is expected to be completed late in 1964, but it is unlikely the first sports event in the new structure will be held before 1965. Construction is some 30 days ahead of schedule. (Chronicle file)
Welcome back, South Africa. After 21 years of isolation - on account of the abominable policy of apartheid practiced by their government - South Africa played their first international game on this day (November 10) in 1991, four months after being readmitted into international cricket. Shown here, Mohammad Azharuddin and Clive Rice shaking hands ahead of the toss. Click on the pic to see how it ended on that historic night in Calcutta.
Oscar Pistorius of South Africa trains before the men’s 400 meters event at the 23rd International Athletics Meeting in Lignano Sabbiadoro July 17, 2012. He will be the first amputee athlete to compete at the Olympics.REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
#FLWT2015 #throwbackthursday #TBT As we look ahead to this year's event in June - here's a pic of last year's Yellow Jersey moment in Northamptonshire with stage one winner Emma Johansson on the podium at the finish of stage one of the first-ever Women's Tour cycling event #Northampton #cycling #northamptonshire #women #sport #womenstour #yellowjersey
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 06: Prince Harry meets children from 'Give Kids the World Village' as he visits venues ahead of Invictus Games Orlando 2016 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on May 6, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Prince Harry, patron of the Invictus Games Foundation is in Orlando ahead of the opening of Invictus Games which will open on Sunday. The Invictus Games is the only International sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Started in 2014 by Prince Harry, the…