Great Sporting Moments: Introduction

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Sometimes, sport is more than just sport. Sometimes, the greatest champions reach a zone of near-perfection that approaches the divine.

"Great Sporting Moments" includes such iconic highlights as last year's epic men's final at Wimbledon, the 1970 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy, the Rumble in the Jungle, Ian Botham's Ashes miracle of 1981, Torvill and Dean's perfect Bolero in Sarajevo, the "Rorke's Drift Revisited" Test of 1958, and much more.

Savour afresh the most inspiring episodes from tennis, athletics, football, cricket, golf, boxing, rugby union, rugby league, snooker, rowing, motor-racing, winter sports, cycling and horse-racing by clicking the links below.

Saturday 11 July

Tennis: Relive Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer's battle in the 2008 Wimbledon final and the other greatest moments in tennis.

Rugby league: Experience the 1958 second Test in Brisbane between Australia and Great Britain and the other greatest moments in the history of rugby league.

Sunday 12 July

Athletics: Jesse Owens wins four golds in one Olympics in Berlin, plus the other best moments in athletics history.

Snooker: Relive Dennis Taylor's epic final with Steve Davis from 1985, plus some other magical moments in snooker.

Monday 13 July

Football: The 1970 World Cup final between Brazil and Italy is our main moment, plus experience the other great moments in the history of the sport.

Rowing: Relive the moment Steve Redgrave wrote himself into the history books with his fifth Olympic gold, plus the other most memorable moments in rowing and sailing history.

Tuesday 14 July (Available from midnight tonight)

Cricket: England beat Australia by 18 runs Third Ashes Test, Headingley, plus ten other Great Cricket Moments.

Motor Racing: James Hunt wins the World Championship, Japanese Grand Prix, Fuji, plus some other magical moments on the race track.

Wednesday 15 July (Available from Wednesday)

Golf: Relive Tiger Woods winning the US Masters at Augusta, along with many other great Golfing moments.

Winter Sports: Relive the magical moment that Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean won Olympic gold for ice dancing along with many other Winter Sports highlights - including Eddie the Eagle Edwards!

More Great Sporting Moments to follow throughout the week.