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Blog by | February 12th, 2008

On this day in sport: February 11

Last updated at 07:57am on 11th February 2008

1976: John Curry became the first British man to win the Olympic figure-skating title and the first Briton to win a gold medal in skating since Jeanette Altwegg in 1952 when he triumphed in Innsbruck, Austria.


1990: The unthinkable happened when Mike Tyson was knocked out in the 10th round of a heavyweight contest by James 'Buster' Douglas in Tokyo.

1990: Leeds established a then rugby league first division record victory with a 90-0 defeat of Barrow.

1998: The International Olympic Committee announced Canadian snowboard gold medallist Ross Rebagliati had tested positive for marijuana at the Nagano Winter Olympics in Japan. Rebagliati claimed he had passively inhaled the drug at a party in the weeks leading up to the Games and was subsequently reinstated after it was discovered marijuana was not on the IOC's list of banned drugs.

2003: Roy Keane, who stormed out of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup training camp nine months earlier, announced his retirement from international football. He since returned to the Republic team and retired again.

2004: John Magnier and JP McManus increased their shareholding in Manchester United to 28.89%.

2005: The sixth one-day international between South Africa and England was abandoned because of rain, meaning England lost the series.

2007: England won the Commonwealth Bank Series 2-0 after clinching victory over Australia on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the second final in Sydney. Paul Collingwood top scored with 70 and Liam Plunkett took three for 43.

Former England captain David Beckham was named in Real Madrid's starting line-up for the Primera Liga match at Real Sociedad - his first return to the side after manager Fabio Capello said he would not play for the club again following his decision to sign for Los Angeles Galaxy.