How Well Do You Remember Sport In 2020?

How Well Do You Remember Sport In 2020?

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How Well Do You Remember Sport In 2020?

The year 2020 will go down in history as a unique sporting year. Due to the pandemic that hit the world, some sports activities had to be paused for some time. Even punters on Betway found few markets to bet on as there were very few live sporting events. However, despite the furlough, there has been plenty of sporting activity throughout the year. So, how well do you remember the sports headlines of the past 12 months? Read on to jog your mind!

Liverpool Lifted their first title after 30 years

The current EPL champions secured their first English Premier League title in 30 years. The last time the club won the title was when the league was still known as the First Division in 1990. However, in June 2020, under German tactician Jurgen Klopp's tutelage, the Merseyside team was crowned English Champions. They won many matches, becoming a favorite for punters on Betway for their match-winning prowess. The fans could not celebrate this historic win as they would have wanted due to restrictions.

Lebron James was named NBA Finals MVP

In October 2020, Lebron James guided the LA Lakers to beat Miami Heats in the NBA finals. Their triumph saw them win a record-equalling 17th NBA Championship. The game was played in October in the bubble located at Disney World Orlando. It was a monumental win for the Lakers, who had won their last Championship in 2010.

CAS banned Chinese Swimming Star Sun Yang

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang received an eight-year ban by CAS in February 2020 for doping allegations. However, he appealed the decision, and they referred his case to the Court of Arbitration after Sun appealed the decision. The swimmer had previously served a three-month suspension back in 2014 after he was found guilty of using a stimulant called trimetazidine in 2014.

Kansas City Chiefs won their first NFL Super Bowl in 50 years

After 50 years of asking, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame the Francisco 49ers to claim their first championship. The Chiefs won the Championship in style after coming from behind to win. They also became the first team in the history of the NFL to win three games after trailing by ten or more points in one postseason.

The Football Fraternity lost a legend

In 2020, the world mourned the death of football legend Diego Maradona who died of heart failure. Maradona was regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. He will be remembered for the famous "Hand of God" goal that he scored in the 1986 World Cup. His illustrious career was marred with controversies, and his lifestyle led to an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Naomi Osaka won the US Open

Naomi Osaka won her second US Open title in three years. Her win ended Victoria Azarenka's dream to win her second US Open title in three years. Victoria had taken an early lead, but Osaka fought back to win the title. But, this year's win was in a quiet arena as the health protocols kept fans away from the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Lewis Hamilton won his seventh world title

Lewis Hamilton won a record-leveling seventh world championship in November. Hamilton, F1's only black driver, claimed after the win that he had walked the sport alone and is determined to push for equality in the racing circuit.

Kim Ng became the first Baseball GM

In November 2020, Kim Ng made history when she became the first female GM in MLB history. The Miami Marlins hired her as their general manager. She may be the first female GM, but she is not a newcomer to baseball. She has been in been in baseball for 30 years. She started as an intern with the Chicago White Sox and later became assistant general manager for the New York Yankees and the LA Dodgers.

Final Thoughts

Despite the challenges of the year 2020, the sporting world rose against all odds to give the world hope. The sports betting industry companies like Betway gave their fans markets to bet on. The year has ended well and has set a good precedence for 2021. What was your most memorable sports moment in 2020?

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