Top 10 Hottest sporting events

1 Australian Tennis Open Play had to be stopped this year because of soaring temperatures.

Loading Comments

2 Watson vs Nicklaus: The famous "Duel in the Sun" took place at Turnberry in 1977.

3 Badwater Ultramarathon: A race in California's Death Valley where temperatures reach 49C.

4 USA World Cup 1994: Jack Charlton was reprimanded for throwing water bottles to his Ireland players to cool them down against Mexico.

5 Tommy Simpson: The British cyclist died due to extreme heat in the 1967 Tour de France.

6 Scottsdale Beat the Heat Race: Held in Arizona in June, it is designed to make competitors "uncomfortable".

7 Fire-fighting Sports: Developed in the Soviet Union in the 1930s.

8 Paris Dakar Rally: The punishing off-road race was held in the desert heat of Africa.

9 Knud Jensen: Danish cyclist who died of heat stroke in the 1960 Rome Olympics.

10 2022 Qatar World Cup: It might have to be held in winter because of the heat.


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Sussed in the City

I should have stayed in with Outlander, instead I went for a 5k walk and got pelted with hailstones




Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

My bike ride into #hopeoverfear rally and Poldark get yer tap aff.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.