Blood Sports

International competitions have brought millions together. But at times, this proxy for national pride has turned bloody.

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1964 Summer Olympics Qualifying Round Date: May 24, 1964 Location: Lima, Peru After a referee denied Peru an equalizing goal in a qualifying soccer game for the Tokyo Olympics — thereby giving the victory to Argentina — spectators stormed the field in a massive pitch invasion. When Peruvian police deployed tear gas to stop the […]