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2002

Winter Olympics figure skating scandal

The controversy led to two pairs teams receiving gold medals: the original winners Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia and original silver-medalists Jamie Salé and David Pelletier of Canada. The scandal was one of the causes for the revamp of scoring in figure skating to the new ISU Judging System.

2001

50th NBA All-Star Game

Allen Iverson was named the game's Most Valuable Player after he rallied the East to garner an improbable 111–110 comeback victory over the West. The East trailed 95–74 with nine minutes left after the West dominated the first 39 minutes behind its superior size.

1990

Undefeated champion Mike Tyson loses via knockout

Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas was a historic boxing match that occurred at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, in which then undefeated, undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson lost via knockout to the 42–1 underdog Buster Douglas. The fight is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in sports history.

1928

The II Olympic Winter Games open in St. Moritz, Switzerland

The Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland attracted 464 athletes, 438 men, and 26 women, representing 25 countries, who participated in 4 sports and 14 events. The Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own as they were not in conjunction with a Summer Olympics.

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