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----------------------------------------------------------------- SPORTS MOST SHOWN ON TERRESTRIAL TV IN 1993 ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Football 411hr 15min 2 Horse racing 306hr 3 Snooker 287hr 4 Cricket 285hr 35min 5 Golf 179hr 45min 6 Tennis 176hr 15min 7 Rugby union 135hr 20min 8 Motor sports 121hr 5min 9 Athletics 79hr 10min 10 American football 71hr 30min ----------------------------------------------------------------- TOP BRITISH NEWSPAPER POOLS FORECASTERS ----------------------------------------------------------------- Tipster % 1 Sunday Mirror (Bob Baily) 27.61 2 Western Daily Press 27.29 3= Guardian 27.22 3= Sunday People 27.22 5 Daily Mirror (Longsight) 26.75 6 News of The World (Midas) 26.42 7 Daily Express (Banker) 25.91 8 Daily Star (Peter Thicket) 25.75 9 Sunday Telegraph 25.41 10 Sunday Times 24.94 ----------------------------------------------------------------- As at 30 January ----------------------------------------------------------------- VENUES OF WINTER OLYMPICS ----------------------------------------------------------------- 1924 Chamonix, France 1928 St Moritz, Switzerland 1932 Lake Placid, USA 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 1948 St Moritz 1952 Oslo, Norway 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy 1960 Squaw Valley, USA 1964 Innsbruck, Austria 1968 Grenoble, France 1972 Sapporo, Japan 1976 Innsbruck 1980 Lake Placid 1984 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 1988 Calgary, Canada 1992 Albertville, France ----------------------------------------------------------------- ANNIVERSARIES ----------------------------------------------------------------- Today Births of Billy Wright, England footballer (1924); fast bowler Fred Trueman (1931); and baseball player George Herman ('Babe') Ruth (1895); eight of Busby's Babes died at Munich airport (1958). Monday Birth of Welsh rugby player Gerald Davies (1945). Tuesday Shergar stolen from a stable in Ireland (1983). Wednesday Births of England cricketer Jim Laker (1922); golfers Bernard Gallacher (1949) and Sandy Lyle (1958). Thursday Births of swimmer Mark Spitz (1950); and golfer Greg Norman (1958); Mike Tyson found guilty of rape (1992). Friday Birth of motor racing driver John Surtees (1934); John Curry became the first British man to win an Olympic figure-skating championship (1976). Saturday Birth of javelin thrower Steve Backley (1969). -----------------------------------------------------------------

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