JACK ANDERSON: History repeating as law will leave its mark in 2019

The influence of law and politics on sport will continue to deepen in 2019. In the second of a two-part series, Jack Anderson looks at some landmark sporting anniversaries that fall this year.

1969: Out of this world

This year will be the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong becoming the first human to walk on the moon. NASA’s Apollo Programme landed a dozen Americans on the moon between July 1969 and December 1972. In February 1971, Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Shephard hit a golf ball with a modified six iron, making golf the first sport to be played outside our planet.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of opinion writers

Not a member yet? Register here

Related Articles

Bolton chief Anderson: All money owed to football creditors has been paid

The Championship is at once a boulevard of broken dreams or a highway to redemption

Martin O’Neill’s biggest task? To show he can adapt

No green light yet for Ireland’s opening Euro 2020 qualifier

More in this Section

Shane Lowry opens up four-shot lead in Abu Dhabi

Howe: Wilson should not think about being Cherry-picked by bigger club

Murray pulls out of Marseille tournament as he contemplates hip surgery

Solskjaer rues Fellaini loss as ‘X Factor’ Belgian ruled out for up to a month

More by this author

Sport and the law in 2019 — a case of back to the future

Sport offering a mirror to society and its ills

The physical, emotional, and legal toll of playing through pain

Is greyhound racing rounding the final bend?


Lifestyle

Trend of the week: A salute to simplicity

Louis Vuitton debuted fibre-optic bags and the internet is obsessed

A strange stripe of super-star with daringly uncommercial music

From the Eiffel Tower to the Berlin Wall: The anniversaries to travel for in 2019

More From The Irish Examiner