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History Of 1970s Sports

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1970s Sports The Wheel of Fortune, a popular television game show which started in 1975, is now on its 33rd season. Sports in the 1970s went through many changes and events which provided financial stability and a rise in popularity for gifted athletics. The 1970s brought about changes in politics, popularity of sports and the Olympics games which allowed sports to become a major event worldwide. The five most popular sports in the 1970s were baseball, basketball, football, boxing, and soccer (Logan). There were different incidences which affected each different sport. In 1972, the Olympic Games became a tragic time as terrorists invaded the Olympic Village and killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches (Wikipedia). Other…show more content…
Pelé was retiring and Maradona was on his way to become a superstar. The Olympics were also growing in popularity due to the terrorist attack. Politics were on the rise because of the Cold War. These facts combined to begin the growth of interest in all sports which has allowed that interest it to develop into the phenomenon of sports today. Citation Atkins, Christopher. "Brazil 's 1970 Side Would Be Last in 2014." Bleacher Report. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. "East Germany v West Germany 1974 - History in an Hour." History in an Hour. N.p., 30 June 2012. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. "FIFA Tournaments - Players & Coaches - PELÉ (Edson Arantes Do Nascimento)." FIFA.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2015. Hirshey, David, Roger Bennett, and James Tyler. "The World Cup As Big Business." Time 175.23 (2010): 72. MAS Ultra - School Edition. Web. 9 Oct. 2015. Logan, Logan. "Sports in the 1970 's." N.p., 14 May 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2015. Seeberg, Timothy J., and Jim Gigliotti. Sports in America, 1970-1979. New York: Facts on File, 2004. 70-71. Print. Shmuel, Shmuel. "Olympics Timeline." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Dec.
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