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The Sporting Superstars


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Seven top professional athletes from the arenas of British sport confront each other over two days at the National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace, for total prize money of £9,000 and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy. The Contenders:
Defending Champion:
Olympic gold medallist David Hemery
The Challengers: light-heavyweight boxing champion of the world John Conteh all-round Test cricketing star Tony Greig record-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Chay Blyth
British and European welterweight boxing champion
John H. Stracey England 's soccer stars
Colin Bell and Mike Channon Commentators DAVID VINE and RON PICKERING
Produced in collaboration with TRANSWORLD INTERNATIONAL Organisers PHIL PILLEY and PETER LORENZO
Television production UN SMITH


Unknown: David Hemery
Unknown: John Conteh
Unknown: Tony Greig
Unknown: Chay Blyth
Unknown: John H. Stracey
Unknown: Mike Channon
Unknown: Ron Pickering
Unknown: Phil Pilley

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