Articles I have created

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2022 articles

2021 articles

  1.   Juan José Florián
  2.   Kamel Ayari
  3.    2021 Vitality Roses Reunited Series
  4.   Jonathan Morgan (footballer)
  5.   2022 Netball Superleague season
  6.    Anas Al Khalifa
  7.   Aline Rocha
  8.   Vanessa Cristina de Souza
  9.   Olli Harder
  10.   Charlotte Wardlaw
  11.   Georgia Walters
  12.   Yen Hoang
  13.   Bethwel Yegon
  14.   Anna Dacyshyn
  15.   Sophie Drakeford-Lewis
  16.    2021 Taini Jamison Trophy Series
  17.   Peter McGiffin
  18.   Horselunges Manor
  19.   Tiny Hoekstra
  20.   Aislinn Meaney
  21.   Columba Blango (paralympian)
  22.   Suzanna Hext
  23.   Aaron Pike (athlete)
  24.    2021 New York City Marathon  
  25.    Abbas Karimi
  26.   Olivia Broome
  27.   2021 London Marathon  
  28.   Bernd Jeffré
  29.   Nathan Maguire
  30.   Marthe Yankurije
  31.   Taeyanna Adams
  32.   Sophia Morgan
  33.   Michael Spöttel
  34.   Newbuildings Place
  35.   Mark Stanforth
  36.   Iréne Slättengren
  37.   James Ashworth (runner)
  38.   Sjerstin Vermeulen
  39.   Oumaïma Belahbib
  40.   2021 British Athletics Championships
  41.   Jo Muir
  42.   Chiara Eusebio
  43.   Anaëlle Wiard
  44.   Pavel Kazakov
  45.   Lisa Barbelin
  46.   Marlies Verbruggen
  47.   Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe
  48.   Rod Bonella
  49.   Ngaire Drake
  50.   Sabrina Tasselli
  51.   Loretta Doyle
  52.   Jessica Torny
  53.   Sarah Fraincart
  54.   Lisa Höpink
  55.   Caitlin Rooskrantz
  56.   Eilidh McIntyre
  57.   Bernie Willock
  58.   Margaret Saurin
  59.   Napolioni Bolaca
  60.   RC Lens Féminin
  61.   Sissel Grude
  62.   Kaija Salopuro
  63.   Aurélie Groizeleau
  64.   Ursula Noctor
  65.   John Skovbjerg
  66.   Linn Sömskar
  67.   Camillo Vaz
  68.   Irene del Río
  69.   Patrícia Gouveia
  70.   Emma Mullin
  71.   Satu Kunnas
  72.   Stephanie Davis (runner)
  73.   Ben Connor
  74.   2021 British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial  
  75.   Lefébre Rademan
  76.   GPSO 92 Issy
  77.   Marjan Haydaree
  78.   Téné Birahima Ouattara
  79.   Sarah Palacin
  80.   Barnston Manor
  81.   Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir
  82.   Lisa Martin (rugby union)
  83.   Audrey Forlani
  84.   Carol Breen
  85.   Jasmin Taylor
  86.   Mark Coles
  87.   Barnham Court
  88.   Kettlethorpe Hall, West Yorkshire
  89.   Girma Bekele Gebre
  90.   Neide Simões
  91.   Malysha Kelly
  92.   Fédération des sociétés féminines sportives de France
  93.   Yoshiko Yamamoto
  94. List of cricketers who scored a century in their hundredth Test
  95.   Joanna Blair
  96.   2021 Netball Superleague season
  97.   Emily Kimuria
  98.   Trevor Griffin (cricket coach)
  99.   Tomoki Suzuki (athlete)
  100.   Roy Dooney
  101.   Estelle Sartini
  102.   Anita Fordjour
  103.   Edmilsa Governo
  104.   Choro Mbenga
  105.   Antoinette Dinga Dzondo
  106.   Women's T20 Challenge
  107.   Alima Ouattara

2020 articles

  1.   Royal Victoria Arcade, Ryde
  2.   South Pier, Penzance
  3.   Elaine Van Blunk
  4.    Helen Bekele Tola
  5.   Marjatta Väänänen
  6.   Teresa Rodrigo
  7.   Halina Kwiatkowska
  8.   Barbican House
  9.   Respryn Bridge
  10.   Robin Wallace
  11.   Eric Kimaiyo
  12.   Katie Levick
  13.   Dennis Fowles‎
  14.   Isabelle Li
  15.   Botallack Manor
  16.   Sho Watanabe
  17.   Belsize Fire Station
  18.   Charlotte Taylor (cricketer)
  19.   Tsubasa Kina
  20.   Sheikha Najla Al Qasimi‎
  21.   Androniki Lada
  22.   Issy Wong
  23.   Didier Roustan
  24.   Ralph Denk
  25.   2020 British Athletics Championships
  26.   Lauren Bell (cricketer)
  27.   Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir
  28.   2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
  29.   Charrandas Persaud
  30.   Donna Guy-Halkyard
  31.   Ben Sawyer
  32.   Georgia Adams
  33.   Emma Lamb
  34.   The Tolhouse
  35.   Étienne Cerexhe
  36.   Ian Ray
  37.   Elena Dhont
  38.   Joseph Ngolepus
  39.   Raymond Kipkoech
  40.   St Andrew-in-the-Oxmarket Church‎
  41.   Corn Exchange, Chichester
  42.   The Cock sign
  43.   Ralf Bochröder
  44.   Kristin Bochröder
  45.   Jean Raynal
  46.   Chardente Saya Ndoulou
  47.   Christabel Oduro
  48.   Georges Dubois (sculptor)
  49.   Orcières-Merlette
  50.   Camille Combal
  51.   Windycroft
  52.   Pelham Arcade‎
  53.   Ernst Lauda
  54.   Monika Pogladič
  55.   Dalma Iványi
  56.   Eva Asderaki
  57.   Hege Lanes Steinlund
  58.   Noureddine Diwa
  59.   Grégoire Margotton
  60.   Christian Jeanpierre
  61.   Tatsiana Piatrenia
  62.   Otto Pünter‎
  63.   Six Pillars House
  64.   Admiral's House, Hampstead‎
  65.   Marcel Meyer de Stadelhofen
  66.   Georgios Simiriotis
  67.   Sofia Marinou
  68.   Alexandre Maspoli
  69.   Col de la Loze
  70.   Hans Lauda
  71.    Sky Brown
  72.   Emma Wilson (sailor)
  73.   St Olaf House
  74.   Samantha Lowe
  75.   Gabrielle Reidy
  76.   Rotherhithe Street
  77.   Nelson House, London
  78.   Troy Collings‎
  79.   Irish Central Committee for the Employment of Women
  80.   Dorothy Doolittle
  81.   Iluta Gaile
  82.   Lynae Larson
  83.   Karen Holdsworth

2019 articles

2018 articles

2017 articles

2016 articles

  1.   Judith Webb
  2.   Rose Fernando
  3.   Helen Boyle
  4.   Mary Barkas
  5.   Hannah Dadds
  6.   Lucy Gossage
  7.   Tracy Goddard
  8.   Hormasji Kanga
  9.   Jackie Stedall
  10.   Eigra Lewis Roberts
  11.   Vera Lutz
  12.   Kathleen Lidderdale
  13.   Emma Fowler
  14.   Christiana Willes
  15.   Emma Cattle
  16.   Glottenham Castle
  17.   Paddy O'Flaherty
  18.   Scaplen's Court
  19.   Gareth F. Williams
  20.   Poole Methodist Church
  21.   Poole United Reformed Church
  22.    Simon Phelan
  23.   Captain Kidd (pub)
  24.   Saltwick Bay
  25.   Gigger's Island
  26.   Laura Wasley
  27.   Bull's Head Inn, Poole
  28.   Custom House, Poole
  29.   Jude Flannery
  30.   Aoife Budd
  31.   Tony Sainsbury
  32.   Andrew Butchart
  33.   Theodor Lewald
  34.   Tinkoff Bank
  35.   Qhubeka
  36.   French football bribery scandal  
  37.   Fazeer Mohammed
  38.   Tony Munro
  39.   Solly Pandor
  40.   Tim Bacon
  41.   James Oyedeji
  42.   Katrien Meire
  43.   Maison Bertaux
  44. Points system (cricket)
  45.   Kings House, Hove
  46.   Southdown House
  47.   Pim van Liemt
  48.   Hove Town Hall
  49.   Arish Alam
  50.   Hillside, Brighton and Hove
  51.   Javier Tebas
  52.   Old Ship Hotel
  53.   Valmai Gee
  54.   2016–17 Norwich City F.C. season
  55.   Arundel Terrace
  56.    Suthershini Sivanantham
  57.   Aaron Hamilton
  58.   Laura Wolvaardt
  59.   Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain
  60. Football Leaks
  61.   Trinity Green Almshouses
  62.   56 Artillery Lane
  63.   John Oscroft (cricketer, born 1846)
  64.   Connie Wong
  65.   Vyash Gobind
  66.   Rivash Gobind
  67.   Elspeth Beard
  68.   Derick Adamson
  69.    Polin Belisle
  70.   Harmony Gold Mine Cricket Club A Ground
  71.   Keenu Gill
  72.   Neisha Pratt
  73.   Graham Charlesworth
  74.   James Louw
  75.   Mark Sanders (cricketer)

2015 articles

Medallists

FLs

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  1.  List of Sussex County Cricket Club grounds
  2. List of centuries scored on One Day International cricket debut
  3. List of cricketers who have taken five-wicket hauls on One Day International debut

GAs

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  1.    2021 New York City Marathon
  2.   2021 London Marathon
  3.   2021 British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial
  4.   2020 London Marathon
  5.   1861 Tooley Street fire
  6.    Murder of Dora Bloch
  7.   French football bribery scandal
  8.   Mary Hogarth
  9.   Black armband protest
  10.   Central Recreation Ground

DYKs

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2022 DYKs

  1.  ... that rhythmic gymnast Gemma Frizelle won a gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games performing to her mother's favourite song?
  2.  ... that at the 2022 British Athletics Championships, Daryll Neita became the first woman since 2010 to win both the 100- and 200-metre events?
  3.   ... that Welsh shot putter Adele Nicoll was approached about taking up bobsleigh based on a video on social media of her exercising?
  4.  ... that in 2020, Ukrainian association football referee Maryna Striletska was part of the first all-woman officiating team for a men's international football match?'
  5.  ... that windsurfer Penny Way won the British qualification event for the 1996 Summer Olympics with two races to spare?
  6.  ... that at the 2022 British Indoor Athletics Championships, Lorraine Ugen (pictured) equalled the championship long jump record?
  7.  ... that in May 2021, Alisson became the sixth goalkeeper to score in the Premier League? + (8,734 views)
  8.  ... that British alpine skier Shona Brownlee, who competed at the 2022 Winter Paralympics, plays the French horn and the piano in the Central Band of the Royal Air Force?
  9.  ... that the women's wheelchair race at the 2021 Tokyo Marathon featured just two competitors?
  10.  ... that in 2022, Frida Westman was the first Swedish ski jumper to compete at an Olympic Games since 1994, when her father competed?
  11.  ... that ski jumper Joséphine Pagnier (pictured), who competed at the 2022 Winter Olympics, won two medals at the Winter Youth Olympics two years ago? ++ (12,937 views)
  12.  ... that freestyle skier Kirsty Muir was the youngest Team GB competitor at the 2022 Winter Olympics? + (8,582 views)
  13.  ... that when American-born skier Katie Vesterstein chose to compete for Estonia, she had only visited the country once, and did not speak the language? + (8,848 views)
  14.  ... that in 2014, Trinidadian sprinter Deon Lendore won the highest award in National Collegiate Athletic Association track and field while at Texas A&M University?
  15.  ... that at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, German para-cyclist Hans-Peter Durst won a time trial despite having no saddle for most of the event?
  16.  ... that paracyclist Juan José Florián fought for both sides in the Colombian conflict?

2021 DYKs

  1.  ... that Aline Rocha, the first Brazilian woman to compete at the Winter Paralympic Games, also came third in the women's wheelchair race at the 2021 Berlin Marathon?
  2.  ... that Brazilian wheelchair racer Vanessa Cristina de Souza won a race despite completing the last two kilometres (1.2 mi) with a flat tyre?
  3.  ... that Canadian diver Jeff Hirst won his event at the 1988 Canadian Championships despite having fractured his thumb five weeks before?
  4.  ... that New Zealand association football coach Olli Harder has worked in the US, China, Norway and England?
  5.  ... that in October 2021, American wheelchair racer Yen Hoang came in the top three in marathons on consecutive days?
  6.   ... that the women's race at today's New York City Marathon will feature two of the medalists from this year's Olympic marathon? ++ (10.1k)
  7.  ... that English netball player Sophie Drakeford-Lewis was once the highest ranked British youth tennis player?
  8.   ... that in September 2021, the England national netball team won a series in New Zealand for the first time?
  9.  ... that Horselunges Manor was featured in the film The Song Remains the Same about Led Zeppelin?
  10.  ... that today's London Marathon is expected to have 50,000 runners, and another 50,000 virtual competitors? ++ (13,084 views)
  11.  ... that the winner of the men's race at the 2004 London Marathon fell during the race on cobblestones?
  12.  ... that despite not initially being selected for the 2020 Summer Paralympics, British equestrian Georgia Wilson won two bronze medals at the Games?
  13.  ... that Suzanna Hext chose to compete in swimming rather than equestrian at the delayed 2020 Summer Paralympics?
  14.  ... that Aaron Pike has competed in wheelchair racing at three Summer Paralympics, and in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at two Winter Paralympics?
  15.  ... that Sjerstin Vermeulen has won Paralympic medals in swimming and equestrian?
  16.  ... that German paracyclist Bernd Jeffré may have lost his 2010 Berlin Marathon race because he ignored his wife and did not wear enough clothes?
  17.  ... that refugee swimmer Abbas Karimi, who competed at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, has won national championships in Afghanistan, Turkey and the US?
  18.  ... that wheelchair racer Nathan Maguire, who is scheduled to compete at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, appeared on a British gameshow with his partner in 2020?
  19.  ... that British modern pentathlete Jo Muir qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics despite missing the last qualification event due to COVID-19–related travel restrictions?
  20.  ... that German runner Alica Schmidt (pictured), who is running in the Women's 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2020 Summer Olympics, has won multiple European junior relay medals? Incorrect, as she had changed race at short notice. (13.9k)
  21.  ... that author, poet and Arabian horse breeder Wilfrid Scawen Blunt chose to be buried without a coffin at his house, Newbuildings Place?
  22.  ... that Marthe Yankurije, who dropped out of school during her fourth year of secondary school, will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics?
  23.  ... that Mark Stanforth won the 1978 Chicago Marathon despite running the last few miles with blisters?
  24.  ... that two hours before Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold competed in a 2016 Summer Olympics fight, she had been in hospital with gastroenteritis?
  25.  ... that Michael McIntyre, who was an Olympic sailing champion in 1988, was awarded an MBE for services to yachting the following year?
  26.  ... that English cricketer Josh de Caires, the son of former England captain Michael Atherton, was given his mother's maiden name at birth, and he does not know why?
  27.  ... that at the 2016 Summer Olympics, French sailor Hélène Defrance won a medal by a single point?
  28.  ... that in 2021, Lisa Barbelin won her European Archery Championships event, and briefly became the world's number one ranked player?
  29.  ... that Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe was the top try scorer at the 2018–19 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series, the first time the feat had been achieved by someone not from Australia or New Zealand?
  30.  ... that for the first time this century, this year's British Athletics Championships were not broadcast on live television?
  31.  ... that Belgian international association footballer Anaëlle Wiard, who started playing beach soccer in 2020, was the top scorer in a competition that year?
  32.  ... that judoka Loretta Doyle found out that she was pregnant during pre–Olympic selection medical checks? + (7.9k)
  33.  ... that Rod Bonella, who won a Commonwealth Games marathon medal, was also a horse trainer?
  34.  ... that German swimmer Lisa Höpink won two medals at the 2019 Summer Universiade and qualified for two events at the 2020 Summer Olympics?
  35.  ... that in his debut first-class cricket season, Jack Carson took the most wickets of any Sussex player in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy?
  36.  ... that after the 2020 Summer Olympics were postponed, South African artistic gymnast Caitlin Rooskrantz livestreamed the routine she was going to perform?
  37.  ... that British sailor Eilidh McIntyre, who has qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, is the daughter of a former Olympic gold medallist?
  38.  ... that Canadian cyclist Bernie Willock, who missed out on competing at the Olympics due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott, later owned furniture stores?
  39.  ... that Irish association footballer Margaret Saurin later worked as a coach in the US?
  40.  ... that Fijian Napolioni Bolaca was the top point scorer at the 2019–20 World Rugby Sevens Series?
  41.  ... that in 2012, French women's football club Arras FCF were promoted to the country's top division and reached the semi-finals of the French Cup?
  42.  ... that Norwegian footballer Sissel Grude retired aged 22, but returned for a one-off appearance 22 years later? + (5.4k)
  43.  ... that Martin Willock took breaks in his cycling career to build a house and start a repairs company?
  44.  ... that Emma Mullin, who won four Gaelic football championships, was also the first player from her association football club to play for the Republic of Ireland?
  45.  ... that Linn Sömskar (pictured) has won medals at World Cups in both cross-country skiing and roller skiing?
  46.  ... that Camillo Vaz managed Paris Saint-Germain Féminine when they qualified for the UEFA Women's Champions League for the first time?
  47.  ... that French rugby union referee Aurélie Groizeleau also breeds almost 7,000 pairs of pigeons?
  48.  ... that when Irene del Río was called up to the Spain women's national football team squad, she was the only player who did not compete in the country's top division?
  49.  ... that Stephanie Davis, who has qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, is a part-time marathon runner who works in finance?
  50.  ... that in 2021, Lefébre Rademan was unable to play for the South Africa national netball team as she was playing club netball in England?
  51.  ... that Ben Connor, who competed in his first marathon in October 2020, has qualified for the marathon race at the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics?
  52.  ... that every competitor at the 2021 British Athletics Marathon and 20km Walk Trial received a commemorative bonsai tree?
  53.  ... that the French football club GPSO 92 Issy was founded by three Peruvian sisters in 1997?
  54.  ... that Ivorian politican Téné Birahima Ouattara, the brother of the country's president, is nicknamed "Photocopy" due to their similar appearance?
  55.  ... that when Marjan Haydaree became the all-time top scorer for the Afghanistan women's national football team, she had never set foot in Afghanistan?
  56.  ... that the 13th-century Barnston Manor was owned by the same family for 700 years before being put up for sale in 2018? + (5.0k)
  57.  ... that Barnham Court in West Sussex is built in a similar style to Kew Palace in London?
  58.  ... that Icelandic footballer Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir has had to self-isolate on four occasions during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  59.  ... that Irish sportswoman Carol Breen has played internationally in both association and Australian rules football?
  60.  ... that Lisa Martin captained the Scotland women's national rugby union team in 2018 to their first victory in Ireland for 12 years?
  61.  ... that the owners of Kettlethorpe Hall used a relocated 14th-century chapel as a boathouse, and the chapel's remains are now in a public park?
  62.  ... that French rugby union player Audrey Forlani scored a try in the decisive match of the 2016 Women's Six Nations Championship, after which France won the tournament?
  63.  ... that when Mark Coles started coaching the Pakistan women's national cricket team, he was not being paid, and he later lived in a compound with snipers on the roof?
  64.  ... that in 2020, Jasmin Taylor broke the record for the most medals won by a British skier at the World Cup and World Championships?
  65.  ... that New Zealander Fran Jonas made her domestic cricket debut aged 15, and took three wickets in the final of the competition?
  66.  ... that Girma Bekele Gebre finished third at the 2019 New York City Marathon, despite not having a coach or sponsor, and having to pay to enter the race?
  67.  ... that South African association footballer Amanda Sister has played for clubs in Hungary and Italy?
  68.  ... that after being told that women could not compete in athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics, the FSFSF set up their own Women's Olympiad?
  69.  ... that Malysha Kelly's return to the Jamaica national netball team after a three-year absence was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  70.  ... that due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK the entire 2021 Netball Superleague season is being hosted at just two venues?
  71.    ... that Joseildo da Silva beat Roy Dooney at the 1991 Chicago Marathon by six seconds in the slowest winning time for 10 years?
  72.  ... that Tomoki Suzuki won the men's wheelchair race at the 2020 Tokyo Marathon by over eight minutes?
  73.  ... that Julio César Gandarilla Bermejo, a founder of the Cuban National Revolutionary Militia, ignored instructions from the Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel to make a Twitter account?
  74.  ... that Antoinette Dinga Dzondo (pictured), Minister of Social Affairs and Humanitarian Action of the Republic of the Congo, set up a fund to help refugees in the country return home?
  75.  ... that Edmilsa Governo won Mozambique's first medal at a Paralympic Games in 2016?
  76.  ... that the Royal Victoria Arcade, Ryde, had an underground market that is now used as a local history museum?
  77.   ... that Ethiopian runner Helen Bekele Tola has stated a desire to compete for Switzerland at the 2020 Summer Olympics?
  78.  ... that Elaine Van Blunk finished third at the 1994 Chicago Marathon, her second marathon event?
  79.  ... that Spanish physicist Teresa Rodrigo worked on the discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN and the discovery of the top quark at Fermilab?

2020 DYKs

  1.  ... that in 1975, Finland's Minister of Education Marjatta Väänänen sent a petition to the Archbishop of Turku with almost 1 million signatures, advocating for the introduction of female priests?
  2.  ... that during the Nazi occupation of Poland, Halina Kwiatkowska acted in an underground theatre alongside a future pope?
  3.  ... that Katie Levick gave up the chance to play cricket for England in order to pursue a full-time job?
  4.  ... that Eric Kimaiyo won the 2003 Baltimore Marathon in a sprint finish with one of the athletes that he trained?
  5.  ... that table-tennis player Isabelle Li received a standing ovation despite losing the final at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics?
  6.  ... that cricketer Charlotte Taylor was the top wicket-taker in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, despite not being initially picked in the squads for the tournament?
  7.  ... that cricketer Issy Wong can solve a Rubik's Cube in seconds? + (6.8k)
  8.  ... that today's London Marathon is not being run on its usual course, but instead as 19.6 laps around St James's Park, to prevent spectators from attending? ++++ (21,991 views)
  9.  ... that pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw (pictured) won her eighth national title at the 2020 British Athletics Championships?
  10.  ... that in 1995, French journalist Didier Roustan helped set up a world footballers union with Eric Cantona and Diego Maradona?
  11.  ... that during the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League, Tash Farrant took a hat-trick, but her team still lost the match?
  12.  ... that in 2018, Guyanese politician Charrandas Persaud voted against his own government coalition in a no-confidence motion, causing the coalition to fall by one vote?
  13.  ... that the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, which starts today, was created to allow English domestic women's cricket to be played in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic?
  14.  ... that when footballer Przemysław Płacheta signed for Norwich City from Śląsk Wrocław in 2020, he was Śląsk's record sale and Norwich's first-ever Polish player?
  15.  ... that Georgia Adams is the captain of the Sussex Women cricket team, and her father Chris is a former captain of the Sussex men's team?
  16.  ... that British 19th-century prison visitor Sarah Martin criticised living conditions at The Tolhouse jail, and objected to the fact that the inmates had no access to a church or chaplain?
  17.  ... that Emma Lamb was part of the Lancashire Women cricket team that in 2017 won both the Women's County Championship and the Counties Twenty20 competition?
  18.  ... that Pippa Wicks, the deputy chief executive officer of the Co-operative Group, has supported the company's initiative to employ people who have escaped modern slavery?
  19.  ... that Belgian academic and judge Étienne Cerexhe was a co-founder of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso?
  20.  ... that Joseph Ngolepus finished third at the 2003 London Marathon, one second behind the winner, in the closest London Marathon finish in history?
  21.  ... that in a 2013 ranking compiled by the political editors of Verdens Gang, Astrid Gjertsen was rated the ninth-most important woman in Norwegian history?
  22.  ... that husband and wife Ralf and Kristin Bochröder both won their 1975 Berlin Marathon races, the only couple to have done so?
  23.   ... that the "lost manuscript" of The Ickabog was featured on the dress worn by J. K. Rowling at her 50th birthday party? ++ (10,657 views)
  24.  ... that there is a large cock on a junction in Sutton High Street, London? ++ (13,050 views)
  25.  ... that the 13th-century St Andrew-in-the-Oxmarket Church in Chichester, which was bombed during the Second World War, is now an arts centre?
  26.  ... that Canadian soccer player Christabel Oduro is the cousin of Dominic Oduro, who has played for Ghana?
  27.  ... that Raymond Kipkoech won the 2011 Jerusalem Marathon despite crossing the wrong finish line?
  28.  ... that the Corn Exchange in Chichester has also been used as a cinema and a McDonald's?
  29.  ... that Jitse Groen founded Takeaway.com while still a student, after being unable to get a takeaway delivered to North Holland?
  30.  ... that Luis Ocaña won the Orcières-Merlette stage of the 1971 Tour de France, beating the 1970 champion, Eddy Merckx, by more than eight minutes?
  31.   ... that more than 3 million people have downloaded the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK and the US?
  32.  ... that between 1857 and the 1930s, a Russian gun captured during the Crimean War was displayed on the Hastings seafront near Pelham Arcade?
  33.  ... that during the COVID-19 pandemic, Camille Combal hosted episodes of Qui veut gagner des millions ? – the French version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – from his living room?
  34.  ... that in 2015, Eva Asderaki became the first woman to umpire a men's US Open tennis final?
  35.  ... that Dalma Iványi has won ten Hungarian women's basketball championships and played for three teams in the WNBA?
  36.  ... that Dagmar Burešová hid a classmate after he escaped a communist prison, and enabled him to flee from Czechoslovakia to West Germany?
  37.  ... that Hege Lanes Steinlund is believed to have officiated more international football matches than any other Norwegian referee?
  38.  ... that Grégoire Margotton replaced Christian Jeanpierre as the main presenter of the French football programme Téléfoot in 2018?
  39.  ... that Noureddine Diwa was one of the first Tunisian footballers to play abroad?
  40.  ... that Austrian engineer Ernst Lauda, who worked on preventing the Danube from flooding, was granted his own coat of arms (depicted)?
  41.  ... that no admiral has ever lived at Admiral's House in Hampstead?
  42.  ... that Britons are being urged to clap for their carers every Thursday evening during the country's COVID-19 pandemic?
  43.  ... that a path up the Col de la Loze, the seventh highest mountain pass in France, opened one year ago today and was first used in professional cycling during the 2019 Tour de l'Avenir?
  44.  ... that the company that built Six Pillars House also constructed Highpoint I, and the penguin enclosure at London Zoo?
  45.  ... that Swiss World War II spy Otto Pünter used crosswords and lemon juice as means of encryption?
  46.  ... that French weightlifter Alexandre Maspoli, who won a medal at the 1906 Intercalated Games, later competed in the sculpture event at the 1924 Summer Olympics?
  47.  ... that French philosopher Lucien Sève wrote a four-volume work focusing on his perceived problems with various interpretations of Marxism?
  48.  ... that Nelson House is located on Rotherhithe Street, London's longest street, alongside the River Thames?
  49.  ... that Austrian industrialist Hans Lauda was critical of his grandson Niki's Formula One ambitions, as he believed that "a Lauda should be on the economic pages of the newspaper, not the sports pages"?
  50.  ... that while living in China, New Zealand tour guide Troy Collings co-founded a company specialising in tours of North Korea?
  51.  ... that British windsurfer Emma Wilson won the under-15 Techno 293 World Championships at the age of 12?
  52.  ... that English judoka Samantha Lowe was selected, then deselected, then reselected for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and went on to win a gold medal?
  53.   ... that at the age of 10, Sky Brown became the youngest professional skateboarder in the world?
  54.  ... that at the age of 11, Gabrielle Reidy made her first appearance at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin?
  55.  ... that the Irish Central Committee for the Employment of Women, which operated from 1914 to 1919, paid Irish women the same as their British counterparts?
  56.  ... that in a January 2020 Premiership Rugby match, referee Luke Pearce appointed Manu Vunipola as Saracens captain, after Pearce decided that he did not want to speak with Jackson Wray?
  57.  ... that Dorothy Doolittle, winner of the inaugural Chicago Marathon, was later an assistant coach for the U.S. team at the 1992 Summer Olympics?
  58.   ... that while other 1978 Chicago Marathon runners complained the late start meant finishing in 80 °F (27 °C) heat, winner Lynae Larson was concerned about its effect on her six-hour drive home?

2019 DYKs

  1.   ... that Ivorian special advisor Euphrasie Kouassi Yao has worked as a UNESCO chair for Water, Women and Decision-making, and has been honoured by the Global Platform for Enterprising Women?
  2.   ... that medieval historian Maria Teresa Ferrer i Mallol believed that the 14th-century Mudéjar, Jewish, and Muslim communities in Catalonia and Valencia co-existed due to religious segregation?
  3.   ... that jams made by French chocolatier Christine Ferber (pictured) are sold in Tokyo Isetan department stores, each wrapped in red cloth with a white bow? + (5.4k)
  4.   ... that the Central Committee on Women's Employment was founded to help British women who were out of work due to the First World War?
  5.  ... that Egyptologist Wafaa El Saddik has provided historical tours to Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Helmut Schmidt, and Anwar Sadat?
  6.   ... that the main award of the Danish Animation Society is named after Børge Ring (pictured), who directed the Oscar-winning animated short film Anna & Bella?
  7.    ... that during the Second World War, Rachel Dübendorfer received sensitive German military information, including plans for the invasion of the USSR?
  8.   ... that from 1977 to 1982, Pierre Cangioni presented Téléfoot, France's first dedicated football television programme?
  9.   ... that Stephen Twinoburyo, a Ugandan expatriate in South Africa, said that Ugandans were unhappy about the ticket prices for the 2010 FIFA World Cup that took place in his new country?
  10.   ... that in 1956, German civil servant Erica Pappritz co-wrote a book on etiquette which included sections on correct odour and on how Bonn diplomats liked to carry umbrellas?
  11.   ... that the main award of the Danish Animation Society is named after Børge Ring, the first Dane to win an Oscar? Incorrect as he wasn't the first, contrary to the source
  12.   ... that in 1901, French feminist writer Marie-Louise Gagneur was awarded the Legion of Honour?
  13.   ... that Jean-Pierre Bernès, former general manager of Olympique de Marseille, started out selling membership cards for the club?
  14.   ... that in 1960 Emil Paleček discovered that nucleic acids could be studied electrochemically, contradicting previous assumptions that DNA molecules were too large to have electrochemical properties?
  15.   ... that in November 2018, Matthew Hedges received a pardon from his life sentence for spying in the United Arab Emirates?
  16.   ... that Roberto Tobar officiated the 2017 Segunda División final, in which only one team turned up for the penalty shootout?

2018 DYKs

  1.    ... that Dorothée Munyaneza, who moved to London as a girl because of the Rwandan genocide, has choreographed two works about her experiences?
  2.   ... that Clare Faulds, the first woman admitted to the Manx bar, later served as the Vicar General of Sodor and Man?
  3.   ... that Lisa Buckwitz and Mariama Jamanka, who were nicknamed the "Berlin Bob", won the two-woman bobsleigh event at the 2018 Winter Olympics?
  4.    ... that a bracelet lost by Josephine Heffernan during the First World War was found in 2002, and returned to her family in 2017?
  5.   ... that Clémentine Touré coached the Ivory Coast women's national football team in their first matches outside Africa at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup?
  6.   ... that Karabo Mathang-Tshabuse is South Africa's first female FIFA-accredited soccer agent?
  7.   ... that gymnast Pierre Payssé, who won two gold medals at the 1906 Intercalated Games, later helped organise women's football matches?
  8.   ... that Susanna Dinnage is expected to become the first female chief executive of the English Premier League early next year?
  9.   ... that in 2018, Sara Cox became the first woman to referee a Premiership Rugby match?
  10.   ... that in 1794, a silver statue of the Virgin Mary from the chapel at Notre-Dame de la Garde was melted down at the mint of Marseille located on Rue du Tapis-Vert?
  11.   ... that trail runner Aurélia Truel gave up on playing handball because she was too short?
  12.   ... that Iris Kadrić played international football for Sweden under-17s, before switching to play for Bosnia and Herzegovina?
  13.   ... that former First Lady of Slovenia Barbara Miklič Türk met her husband and former Slovenian president Danilo Türk while working as a librarian at the United Nations?
  14.   ... that in 2017, Sofía Gómez broke the CMAS Constant Weight Bi-Fins freediving world record, and then broke her own record two days later?
  15.     ... that in 2017, Renee Rabinowitz successfully sued El Al after the airline forced her to move at the request of a Haredi Jewish man who refused to sit beside her? ++ (12,070 views)
  16.   ... that Colombian Supreme Court judge Augusto Ibáñez Guzmán claimed that in 2008, a dozen armed men stormed his house to steal his personal computer?
  17.   ... that Christian Boros owns an art gallery in a former bunker in Berlin?
  18.   ... that at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Dom Parsons won the first medal for a British male in skeleton in 70 years?
  19.   ... that bobsleigh duo Mica McNeill and Mica Moore crowdfunded £30,000 to compete at 2017–18 Bobsleigh World Cup events?
  20.   ... that siblings Thomas, Glen, and Eve Muirhead are all competing in curling for Great Britain at the 2018 Winter Olympics?
  21.   ... that Angeline Murimirwa received money for her secondary education from Camfed, and is now its regional executive director for Southern & Eastern Africa?

2017 DYKs

  1.   ... that Alex Virot is the only journalist to have died whilst covering the Tour de France?
  2.   ... that William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse, the first airman to receive the Victoria Cross, is buried at Parnham House?
  3.    ... that after the disappearance of Dora Bloch, Britain cut all diplomatic ties with Uganda? ++ (14,000 views)
  4.   ... that Mary Hogarth (pictured) is believed to be the inspiration for Charles Dickens' characters Rose in Oliver Twist and Little Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop?
  5.   ... that from 1973 until 2012, Myra Nimmo held the Scottish women's national long jump record?
  6.   ... that the British art historian Humphrey Brooke grew more than 500 varieties of rose?
  7.   ... that Carlos Fernández Gondín fought against Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista and the United States in the Bay of Pigs Invasion, and afterwards helped found the Communist Party of Cuba?
  8.   ... that Patrick Eagar took photographs at 325 Test matches, including 98 Ashes matches?
  9.   ... that James Braidwood, superintendent of the London Fire Engine Establishment, was killed during the 1861 Tooley Street fire (pictured)? + (7.0k)
  10.   ... that in 2015, Alison Hughes was part of the first ever all-female officiating team in a Fed Cup final?

2016 DYKs

  1.   ... that Mary Barkas was the first female house physician at the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London?
  2.   ... that Helen Boyle was the first female president of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association?
  3.   ... that Hannah Dadds was the first female train driver on the London Underground? + (6.3k)
  4.   ... that Jackie Stedall won the 2013 Neumann Prize for the best English-language book on the history of mathematics?
  5.   ... that Christiana Willes is sometimes incorrectly attributed as the founder of roundarm bowling?
  6.   ... that in 2014, West Horsley Place (pictured) was "accidentally" inherited by Bamber Gascoigne?
  7.   ... that the extension to Poole Methodist Church was nominated for the 2016 Carbuncle Cup?
  8.   ... that in 1976, the Admiral Von Tromp fishing trawler was shipwrecked at Saltwick Bay?
  9.   ... that the Grid Compass was allegedly designed to match the dimensions of the company founder John Ellenby's briefcase?
  10.   ... that at the age of 57, Jude Flannery became the oldest woman ever to be named Master Female Triathlete of the Year?
  11.   ... that in 1747, the Custom House in Poole was raided by 30 smugglers, led by members of the Hawkhurst Gang?
  12.   ... that Tony Sainsbury is the chef de mission of the Independent Paralympic Athletes Team at the 2016 Summer Paralympics?
  13.   ... that in 2016, Andrew Butchart broke the Scottish 5000 metres record, despite running the last lap of the race with only one shoe?
  14.   ... that Theodor Lewald (pictured) successfully campaigned for Germany to compete at the 1928 Summer Olympics and host the 1936 Summer Olympics?
  15.   ... that Norwich City F.C. joint majority shareholder Michael Wynn-Jones attended his first Norwich match in 1953?
  16.   ... that Yona Knight-Wisdom is the first male Jamaican diver to compete at the Olympic Games? + (6.4k)
  17.   ... that in 2013, a Russian man who had edited his credit card agreement with Tinkoff Bank attempted to sue the bank for 24 million rubles?
  18.   ... that between 2005 and 2014 the Qhubeka Foundation provided more than 45,000 bicycles in South Africa?
  19.   ... that due to the French football bribery scandal, no team is classed as winning the 1992–93 French Division 1 title?
  20.   ... that the British art dealer Sir Jack Baer saved £150 million of art for the nation?
  21.   ... that in December 2015, Trinidadian commentator Fazeer Mohammed was banned from speaking to players in the West Indies cricket team before the Boxing Day Test match?
  22.   ... that cricket journalist Tony Munro was born with dwarfism?
  23.   ... that in February 2016, fake documents were sent to Companies House claiming that Katrien Meire had resigned as chief executive of Charlton Athletic F.C.?
  24.   ... that Hamza Ali died at age 20, having already played first-class cricket for Hampshire County Cricket Club and List A cricket for Rawalpindi Rams?
  25. ... that due to the points system being used, England won the 2013–14 Women's Ashes despite winning fewer matches?
  26.   ... that Maison Bertaux in Soho is London's oldest pâtisserie shop?
  27.   ...that the Grade I listed Trinity Green Almshouses were built to house "28 decay'd Masters & Commanders of Ships or ye Widows of such"?
  28.   ... that the original Hove Town Hall building (pictured) was damaged by fire in 1966?
  29. ... that the website Football Leaks reveals transfer fee, wage and contract information about famous footballers?
  30.   ... that current Liga de Fútbol Profesional president Javier Tebas is a Real Madrid supporter?
  31.   ... that 1–13 Arundel Terrace in Brighton consists entirely of Grade I listed buildings?
  32.   ... that the Old Ship Hotel is the oldest hotel in Brighton?
  33.   ... that the Farmers Cricket Club Ground in Saint Martin, Jersey, is scheduled to host five matches in the 2016 ICC World Cricket League Division Five between 21 and 28 May?
  34.   ... that Laura Wolvaardt made her Women's One Day International cricket debut for South Africa at the age of 16?
  35.   ... that the Grade I listed building 56 Artillery Lane in London is now used as a free art exhibition space?
  36.   ... that Neisha Pratt captained the Hong Kong women's national cricket team in their first official match in 2006?
  37.   ... that Elspeth Beard was the first English woman to ride a motorcycle around the world?
  38.   ... that despite being removed from the 1992 Honduras Olympic team and Olympic Village, Polin Belisle still competed in the Olympic marathon?
  39.   ... that the Harmony Gold Mine Cricket Club A Ground holds the record for some of the lowest scores by the Free State cricket team?
  40.   ... that Derick Adamson won the 1984 and 1985 Philadelphia Marathons?
  41.   ... that in a 2014 Sussex Cricket League Premier Division match against Horsham, Philip Salt scored 200 not out from just 129 balls?
  42.   ... that Graham Charlesworth has played first-class cricket in England and South Africa?
  43.    ... that Gehan Mendis was part of the Lancashire cricket team that won the 1990 Benson & Hedges Cup and Natwest Trophy?
  44.   ... that Keenu Gill became vice-captain of the Hong Kong women's national cricket team at the age of 17?
  45.   ... that Charles Wollaston was the first person to win five FA Cup winners medals?
  46.   ... that Jake Doran is the youngest player to have signed for a Big Bash League team?
  47.   ... that in September 2003, the Zoological Society of London released crickets of the endangered species Gryllus campestris into the wild at the Arundel Castle Cricket Ground?
  48.   ... that Mark Sanders scored only one first-class century in his cricket career?
  49.   ... that W. G. Grace, Jack Hobbs, Denis Compton and Don Bradman all scored first-class centuries at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings?
  50.   ... that Matt Hobden scored 65 not out in a Sussex County Cricket Club record tenth-wicket partnership of 164 with Ollie Robinson?
  51.   ... that City Oval, Pietermaritzburg and St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, are the only two first-class cricket grounds with a tree inside the boundary? Incorrect, as the St Lawrence Ground no longer has a tree inside the boundary, but the VRA Cricket Ground does.
  52.   ... that in April 2015, Ollie Robinson became the first Sussex cricketer in 95 years to score a century on a County Championship debut?

2015 DYKs

  1.   ... that exactly one year ago, Amy Hughes ran the first of 53 marathons in 53 days?
  2.   ... that the County Cricket Ground in Hove has hosted football, lawn tennis and rugby?
  3.    ... that in 2002, Mark Davis scored his maiden first-class century during a record partnership with Robin Martin-Jenkins?
  4.   ... that in 1998, the English cricketer Jason Lewry took a hat-trick with deliveries across two innings?
  5.   ... that Jamie Porter took a wicket with the fifth ball he bowled in first-class cricket?
  6.   ... that during the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Zimbabwean cricketers Andy Flower and Henry Olonga wore black armbands?

DYKs reviewed

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QPQs to use

ITN

(most recent at the top) N = nominated, U = updated

  1.   2022 London Marathon U
  2.   The Boat Race 2022 N
  3.   1915 Çanakkale Bridge U
  4.   Shane Warne (death) U
  5.   2021 New York City Marathon N U
  6.   2021 Boston Marathon U
  7.   2021 London Marathon N U
  8.       2021 European floods U
  9.   2020 London Marathon N U
  10.   2018 Yilan train derailment U
  11.   Hennenman–Kroonstad train crash U

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