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Sixty Years of Surprising Sporting Moments on British Soil

Posted on 12 Jun 2017, by Lily Atherton

With the IAAF World Championships coming to London for the first time this summer, sports history will be made on British soil once again. From what could be Usain Bolt and Mo Farah's last ever track race to the new sporting talent making their mark, it's set to be a summer of personal bests, world records and once-in-a-lifetime chances to see your athletic heroes in action. 

But before the Championships kick off in August, you've got time to gear up for the biggest sporting event of 2017 by re-visiting the last sixty years of surprising and unforgettable sporting moments that happened in the UK. From iconic memories that shocked the stands, to the smaller achievements that you may have missed unless you were lucky enough to witness them first-hand, our timeline charts  the best and boldest sporting stories Britain has played host to.

Have we got it right? Get involved by sharing your top moments on twitter with us @STH_Live using the hashtag  #60yearsofmoments

Whether you're an athletics fanatic or someone who just loves witnessing sporting history being made, our timeline celebrates the iconic moments that have happened in Britain since England brought home the World Cup Trophy in 1966. But what are your favourite sporting heroes up to today? Take our "Where Are They Now?" quiz to test your knowledge. 

This July& August the London Stadium will once again welcome the world's best athletes and para athletes as they compete for their place on the podium and in the record books, and you can still have the chance to be there to witness the events unfold live with our corporate hospitality packages.

With top category tickets for you and your clients, at the forthcoming IAAF World Championships in London, you could be there for the next iconic sporting moments we'll be adding to our timeline. Want to see Bolt cross the line for what could be the last time, or Mo go for gold once more? Take a look at the once-in-a-lifetime hospitality you could experience from our full range of packages here.


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